Community Blog: Secondary

Jesus @ school film

October 02, 2008 by Louise Funnell
Categories: Secondary,

I've been trying to remember what this film, I think it was in Youthwork magazine - they talked about a short film of Jesus at secondary school?

Justice - can we really change the world?

September 29, 2008 by Helen Conacher
Categories: Secondary,

The August Youthwork magazine was all about Justice – and asked the question can young people really change the world? I've recently realised that we're living in a time where changing the world is more possible than ever, that for the first time in history we have the technology, resources and know-how to get rid of extreme poverty, we just need to give our young people opportunities to grasp. So here's one for you….


Anger Management?

September 25, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

I wanted to share with you some of the thinking behind the change in direction of the 'Anger Management' groups we facilitate. For many years we have run anger management groups in Luton's secondary schools, but recently have begun to question the effectiveness of such groups. Read on for some background and an introduction to the form the new groups are going to take.

Drugs Lessons?

September 18, 2008 by Sam Harris
Categories: Secondary,

I have just been chatting to a teacher about teaching some lessons for him and he is currently teaching prejudice and drugs.
I want to help him teach these topics and need a few ideas........

changes in education this year

September 05, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Logging on to various news and education feeds this morning I found many stories about the changes this new term has bought for schools, so thought I'd summarise them here on the site. continue reading for links and info on these topics:

-14-19 diplomas
-school leaving age changing
-key stage 3 'overhaul'
-A level curriculum

Thank God for teachers

September 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Here's some encouragement for Christians in schools: A few years ago Andrea Smith (Scripture Union schools worker based in Reading) sent me this and it's been an encouragement to many. As well as a reminder for those of us who have the privilege of visiting schools, it's also great for those Christians there all the time / everyday.

Have a GREAT week - term - year ahead.

Wayne Dixon

Growing healthy families

August 21, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

A new generation of children risks becoming socially excluded and even homeless unless urgent action is taken to tackle poor and abusive parenting head on, a report warns. This stark warning comes in The Seeds of Exclusion, a new report by The Salvation Army based on in-depth interviews with nearly 450 people currently receiving help in its homeless centres across the UK.

Results Day

August 21, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Hundreds of thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be arriving at schools and opening envelopes today to learn how they did in their GCSE exams. The results are eagerly anticipated not only by students and their parents, but also by the schools, some of whom are facing a tough challenge to meet government standards...

New Beatbullying Website

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

A new website has been launched by the charity Beatbullying to offer support and advice for young people. It includes social networking and video features and is a follow up to the adult and professionals section of the site which was launched earlier in the year.


Youth Volunteering Survey

August 18, 2008 by Susannah Clark
Categories: Secondary,

I'm carrying out a survey for the Evangelical Alliance looking at volunteering work young people do.
I'm looking for people who work in secondary schools to help distribute the survey - it only takes 5 minutes to complete. If you think you could help please email:

Summer Camp

July 26, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Having just returned from summer camp with Luton Churches Education Trust and a bunch of teenagers from the schools we work in, here's a couple of thoughts about camp...

Jesus and Music

July 03, 2008 by Matt Lilley
Categories: Secondary,

Part of the R.E syllabus is to see how Jesus is portrayed through art. I decided to do a lesson through the art medium of Music. The lesson uses various types of music and really gets the young people thinking and discussing how people view and describe Jesus.