Community Blog: Secondary


November 27, 2008 by andrea dalton
Categories: Secondary,

Any revelation on the Book of Revelation? My 6th form CU want to tackle it, any thoughts?

ideas for blokes?

November 25, 2008 by Louise Funnell
Categories: Secondary,

One of my schools is looking for ideas for the theme 'Darkness to light' (John 1). I need some ideas for response activities especially for the boys...

Resources for World Aids Day

November 25, 2008 by Shelley Drake
Categories: Secondary,

Visit for some new resources for World Aids Day from The Salvation Army International Development. There are films, music, lesson ideas and an assembly outline - great for Citizenship, RE or PSHE. Use them on 1 December or at any time of the year.


Will YOU make a difference? (WYMAD)

November 20, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,


A year ago a group met in Slough to discuss 'The Primary Concern'. (See further for more of that). As someone who works with young people the attached did have an impact on me and one of my reflections for others working with young people is that before they become youth – they are children??

One year one WYMAD is launched a new dvd available which is packed full of help - ideas - resources - facts - and much more as we move into 2009 and the various anniversaries this year connects with as far as children are concerned. It is hope it will not be a token one off but something that will be continuous and will have long term positive impact. It is great "especially hearing some very challenging and moving comments from a selection of children and young people now and talking about the future"..

Do have a look at and please do make this known to church leaders, PCC, elders, deacons, those working with children and youth, parents - grandparents and anyone else interested in and concerned for children both outside and inside our churches.

If you'd like to get hold of this dvd and haven't had one - please contact Ruth Thomas or 01908 856168

It was launched yesterday in London. 50,000 copies have been made and going to many church denominations through their networks, it's in Christianity and Youthwork magazine and there's plenty to go round. I hope you will find it helpful "useful- informative" and that as it says on the tin 'will make a difference'

Thanks and have a good day. God bless.

Wayne Dixon

SWAP & M4 conference

November 18, 2008 by pete baker
Categories: Secondary,

SWAP and M4 conference
18th-20th February
Life Church Burnley [
£50 per delegate / £35 for M4
Teaching, training, inspiration, ideas, conversation, creativity, challenge, COME ON!

Pray Day

November 15, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Pray Day is coming up next Tuesday 18th Nov 08. I found out about it on the blog. I have e-mailed my local headteachers in the 8 local schools I work in and they have replied with some prayer requests. We are also looking to put prayer boxes on the reception area of the schools so that staff and students can post their prayers in a box. We have a team from our church who will be praying through the day. We have also produced a leaflet to help guide people in their prayers for the schools. I would encourage all schools workers and teachers to think what they could be doing on this day


November 12, 2008 by Steve Whyatt
Categories: Primary, Secondary,

Does chaplaincy in UK State schools have a future? There seems to be a growing interest in state school chaplaincy in the UK, I guess we can all think of barriers to it happening. But what about the possibilities? What if.......


November 10, 2008 by Shelley Drake
Categories: Secondary,

Thinking of doing Christmas differently? Here are some great resources to help you and your pupils consider what a more ethical Christmas might look like...



November 09, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

I know we have previously discussed blob diagrams on the blog, however I was with some schools workers the other day who were saying how effective this tool had been in their work with young people recently. It also reminded me of this photo I'd taken a few months ago when wandering through Hanover Square in central london...


The Flipside

November 05, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Using the Malorie Blackman Trilogy 'Noughts and Crosses' as a starting point for discussion on race, justice and equality.


November 03, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

Give of your best - Achieve your potential. In school today chatting with some year 11's who said they were anxious about their mocks next week. Exams used to be just in the summer with a set of mocks before or after christmas and for just year 11 & 13. These days pretty much every year group and pretty much right through the school year?
Examattack is something I've used locally here over the years and has been very well received by pupils and staff (and some parents)

It's now on the web, thanks to Ben Rolfe, for others to use - listen to - read as appropriate.

Best wishes

Wayne Dixon