Resource Toolkit

Crowd control games

January 15, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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Crowd Control is a Christian company based in the US producing simple but very visual games designed to be played on a big screen at an assembly or youth group.

Genealogy video

January 14, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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Youth Specialties is an American company, originally started by Mike Yaconelli, providing resources and conferences for youth workers.

The Bible according to Google Earth

January 13, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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Scenes from the Bible have been imagined by countless artists over the centuries, but never quite like this. God's Eye View portrays four key Biblical events as if captured by Google Earth.

Lego Good Samaritan

January 11, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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A very funnily executed animation of The Good Samaritan using lego. The unusual approach makes an often told story seem fresh and it would work well as a way of presenting it to a class of secondary pupils, especially those who are already familiar with it.

Looking behind the logo

January 10, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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An assembly adapted from Oxfam's award-winning role-play resource for ages 13+. Using the life of 25 year-old sweatshop worker Mara from Cambodia, students learn about:

    the labour behind branded trainers and sportswear
    factory conditions and workers' rights
    the causes and consequences of the use of cheap labour in poorer countries
    action pupils can take in the UK

The assembly lasts around 15 minutes and has a teachers' script and a PowerPoint slideshow. It can stand alone, or could be used to introduce topic work around globalisation.

The Wrong Trainers

January 09, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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In 2006 BBC Newsround produced a series of incredible films, The Wrong Trainers, about young people living in poverty in the UK. Using the voices of real young people, the films use animation and carton characters to tell their stories visually.

Reflective Areas

January 08, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
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RE Online have produced an impressive interactive page looking at setting up a reflective area for primary school children to introduce them to the idea and practice of reflecting. It involves setting aside a comfortable area in a classroom and can be either directed or left open.

schoolswork.co.uk posters

December 17, 2007 by Amy Tolmie
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Back at the launch of schoolswork.co.uk this Autumn, we produced a series of posters to get people thinking about the different aspects of working in schools.The set of seven images use pupils from a school in Luton to raise key issues that we hope will not only challenge schoolsworkers, but churches and church leaders too. Now we're making them available for you to download and use yourself....

Where is God?

December 14, 2007 by Amy Tolmie
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A powerpoint presentation developed by Lat Blaylock for the Early Day at this year's Youthwork Conference in Eastbourne.