Resource Toolkit

Is there a God

September 16, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

Rose Fisher is 13. As part of an RE lesson she was asked to write a poem on the topic of 'Is there a God'. Her work was so profound and moving that it was published, together with other poems from young people, in a book called 'Spirited Poetry'. It's a fantastic resource that will make a huge impact in assemblies or lessons. Showing students other people's work will often get them thinking on a much deeper level themselves.

So here's Rose's poem:

Where is God?
Rose Fisher Age 13

God's in the snowflake that melted
But not in the snowball you threw
She's in the midnight shadow that might
Have been there if the cloud only moved

God is in the words of the story
But not in the book's printed page
She's in every word that was shouted
But more in what you never dared say

God lives in the living fur's touch
But not in the leather punk boots
He is in the cool stars of midnight
But more in the dawn's golden fruits

God's in the first fair trade chocolate
But not in the millionth Kit-Kat
She's in the succulent pork meat
But more in Quorn. That's a fact!

God's not always in my heart
Or even in my head
But God can be there every step of the way
Even when he's just one step ahead

What Winning Looks Like

September 12, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

This month's Youthwork magazine resource is an assembly looking at what it means to win. Use these pictures to help the young people imagine what it looks like to win something, before using pictures or examples from them or even their teachers!

Capital Punishment resources

September 08, 2008 by Amy Tolmie


Capital punishment often gets discussed as a moral choice in Year 10 or 11 RE. Nick Yarris' story is a brilliant way into the debate, highlighting how easily an innocent person can be caught up in the system

Add Letters

September 08, 2008 by Amy Tolmie


This is an interactive site where you can produce signs customised with any message you like. A useful tool for anything you might be running in schools.

Wing Clips

September 05, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

We spoke about this fab site on the blog back in November last year, but it hasn't made it onto the Resource Toolkit until now. WingClipsâ„¢ can be downloaded to use in your church, school or other non-profit organisation for FREE!


September 03, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

create it, use it, share it.
This looks like a site worth checking out. Resources to download (some are free, some you pay for), include assembly material, prayers, multimedia..

Stories of the Saints

September 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

In September's Youthwork magazine we featured a resource called Stories of the Saints. This was designed for a KS4 RE lesson, but could also be adapted for any setting. To help you tell the stories of three saints (Simeon the Stylite, Francis of Assisi and Genovetta Torres), here is a simple keynote presentation. There is a reflection to complete the lesson, which involves a set of statements which you can also download here in pdf format.

End of year assembly slides

July 16, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

As mentioned on the community blog, I did an assembly this week using a couple of very simple slides for an end of term assembly, but I thought I'd post them up here just in case they're useful for anyone or inspire other thoughts. They include questions for students to use in reflecting back on their year that is just finishing.
You can download keynote or powerpoint...


July 03, 2008 by Amy Tolmie

This looks great. Animoto is a web application that allows you to create great looking movie trailers and music videos, just by uploading photos and selecting some music. If you're not up to speed on your final cut pro or don't have hours to research movie editing for your next assembly, why not visit this does it all for you!!