Community Blog: Secondary

Cardboard creations

May 16, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

I've entered a world of cardboard recently (in part due to having lots of empty cardboard boxes left over from my new kitchen). Not wanting to see good materials go to waste, I set about finding a good use for all this cardboard and found one! If you've never seen the cardboard testimony idea, it's worth checking's such a simple but powerful idea. Not quite sure how this links to schoolswork, but I used this the other day with the schools team here in Luton, in helping us reflect on the journey we're on with God, and the transformation we've seen in our lives because of Him.

Also, continuing the cardboard theme, just came across 10 cheap but great cardboard creations!


Happy cardboarding!

susan boyle

May 13, 2009 by Louise Funnell
Categories: Secondary,

I found this article about Susan Boyle, and it totally sums up what I think about the whole thing, anyway thought I'd share with you as I am planning on using it for assembly/lunchclub material.... although I'm sure you guys are one step ahead already!! lol

Be inspired by REinspired

May 05, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

R.E. Matters. It's a fact! It's also the name of a conference run by REinspired in a few weeks time. On Thursday 21st May,there is a conference to help you & your church support local schools with RE & Collective Worship. It's taking place in Lincolnshire and runs from 10am to 4pm.

Topics will include:
· Getting involved with your local school
· Organising R.E. lessons and assemblies
· Building relationships that last
· Using Godly Play methods in schools
· Working with 6th Form
· Story Telling

Read on for more details.

Simply Be

May 05, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

"simply be". How much do girls need to hear this message? How much do all of us need to hear this message?! There is a brilliant day organised by ignite for girls coming up in a few week's time, and if you're anywhere near the Cardiff area, I recommend trying to get along and taking girls you're working with, from school or your youth group. There is a whole day of fun including: Art, Dance, Drama, Pampering, Pyjama worship party and Sport. All designed so that girls can learn more about what it means to simply Be – to know they are God's Beloved, to Believe in God's truth, and to Become who God wants them to be.

Download the flyer here.

Too Much shizzle

April 26, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Ever thought about where your 'stuff' comes from and how things are so cheap?
A great website to use which shows this - really thought provoking and it's broken down into sections so you can dip in and out of what you need.

Art in Heaven

April 17, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Here's some news about a great opportunity for your schools. The NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) are running a competition to help students explore their spiritual ideas, questions and beliefs. Each year the competition sets 5 themes that students need to respond to through art, and once again this year they are themes that will get them talking, thinking, debating and questioning for themselves. Keep reading for the themes, a powerpoint introducing the competition, and further details.

need some advice

April 06, 2009 by Louise Funnell
Categories: Secondary,

hi guys i know this isn't a fun easter topic but i was wondering if anyone could give advice about working with bereavement...

Questions about Easter?

April 03, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

If you have a question about Easter, the likelihood is that someone else will probably be thinking the same thing. Here are a list of questions on the rejesus site about Easter and some suggested answers. If your question isn't there, they invite you to write in with it! A good point of reference and resource to point teachers and young people to.