Community Blog: Secondary

Defy the Stars

February 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Exciting new project working with potential NEET young people (not in education, employment or training). Run by Emma Cromwell at LCET, she went out and sourced stories of young adults who had experienced what it meant to be NEET, who were passionate about sharing their stories with other young people still in education, to stop them making the same mistakes. Read more...


January 31, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Here's a great new book helping young people think through, and live out, their faith in school. Written by Matt Summerfield (Executive Director of Urban Saints) and Chris Evans (Director of STEP schoolswork project in St. Albans), read the following summary to whet your appetite:


January 29, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Spiritual Affective Disorder, I'm suffering from one though I'm not sure which but if January has started off a bit blue you're not alone.

Religion in schools debate

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

Jonathon Dimbleby hosts The Big Debate on religion in schools, this wednesday 16th January, at 9pm on Teachers TV (SKY 880, Virgin TV 240, Tiscali TV 845, Freeview 88), and after that it will be available for download here. He is joined by Professor Richard Dawkins, Schools Select Committee chairman Barry Sheerman MP, and a multi-faith studio audience.

God's world

January 08, 2008 by pete baker
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

discover; explore; conserve; share - these are the four values of the John Muir Award. An award setup to encourage young people to discover God's beautiful creation, explore all it's wonder, conserve and protect the wildlife they find and then share their story with all who will listen. Are environmental issues connected to spiritual issues? Can the good news of Jesus and His Kingdom embrace a message about recycling and conservation? Could our schools work incorporate an eco-campaign?

Leave Us Kids Alone

January 07, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary,

You may have seen a programme called 'Leave Us Kids Alone' on BBC3 last week where 12 teenagers create and run their own school for three weeks. Interesting viewing, if you missed it check it out on the BBC website...

Schools Review of the Year

January 02, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

A half hour downloadable video from Teacher's TV which looks at the changes that happened in the world of education in 2007.
Also a link to a clip also on Teacher's TV called 'Chasing God', a resource you may find useful.