Resource Toolkit

Cartoons on teaching

January 30, 2009 by Amy Tolmie


Transforming Lives have produced a fun quiz for Christians thinking about teaching.... including a set of cartoons. the quiz raises a lot of the same questions and issues that anyone visiting schools face, so check it out and enjoy some of the humour.

Instant animated movies

January 08, 2009 by Amy Tolmie


xtranormal is a new site that lets you create animated movies without any previous experience! Basically, you type in what you want characters to say, choose what they'll look like and where the caerma will be and, before you know it, there's a movie! I think has two real possibilities: one is giving young people the chance to make a movie as part of a project in, say, an RE lesson. The other is making movies that you can use in a presentation during a lesson or assembly. The site has plenty of examples of movies that have already been created and, whilst it's not Pixar, the look is quite impressive. With a little practice you could put together something very cool. Have a go and see what you think!

National Charter for Youthworkers

December 17, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

“We love our youthworker!” will be officially launched next spring, but here's a sneak preview of the aims of the charter and the set of seven sections with the cartoons to accompany them.


This is a campaign to encourage churches to think about the way they employ a full time worker and is based on a set of seven promises that churches commit to follow.

We believe that keeping full time workers positive, productive and living balanced lives makes for great youthwork. That's an important step towards building God's kingdom among young people.

Churches who sign up to the Charter gain a set of benefits and can expect to attract the very best youth workers in the UK. And, of course, it can also help them think about the best way to support volunteer youth workers.

The charter is a joint project between Youthwork the Partnership and Amaze.

Keep reading to see the set of seven cartoons by the ever brilliant Dave Walker from Cartoon Blog, and a description of each of the seven promises.

Coin Trick

December 16, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

In the latest Youthwork Magazine we gave you some ideas to use in assemblies based on money. There are loads of themes you can draw out of these, or purely use them for fun, but here's the vid demonstrating the coin trick and an explanation of how it's done.

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

December 08, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

I am yet to see this film, but have it on good authority of the Curtis that it is one worth watching and using in your work with young people. So, the wonderful people at Youth Specialities have once again blessed us with their creativity and put together a study guide based on the film, free to download from their website.

Christmas Reflection

December 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

Each month in Youthwork Magazine there are some resources for you to use in your schoolswork. In the December issue we included a lesson called 'The Christmas Experience'. Here is a short reflection you may find helpful at the end of the lesson.

Bullying Youthwork Resources

November 18, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

Each month in Youthwork Magazine there are some resources for you to use in your schoolswork. This month we featured a lesson on the topic of bullying. Here are the accompanying resources.

Pilgrimage Lesson

October 12, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

On the podcast this month we go inside the classroom and experience a year 8 lesson on Pilgrimage. Here are the downloadable resources available for you to use.