Part of the vision of CICS is to offer resources to those who work in and visit schools. We run occasional training events and will build an online resource on this page.
A new 25 day Advent Devotion Bible study is designed to help young people access scripture every day in the run-up to Christmas. Each day’s reading will take just a few minutes but will give you something to think about throughout the rest of your day. It touches on themes about Christmas, the person of Jesus and the greatest gift we have received. Visit here to purchase.
School assemblies for every season for everyone - resources from SPCK. Web Site
Association of Christian Teachers
The Association of Christian Teachers, also known as ACT, is a Christian membership organisation that provides professional and spiritual support to Christians engaged in pre-school, primary, middle, secondary, special, college and university education in England. Web site
Bible based Assemblies
Bible Based Assemblies is a collection of some of our favourite assemblies that we hope will help you to plan effective Christian school assemblies quickly and easily. Web site
Christian Aid have Teachers Resources available including assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens. Web site
Christmas and Easter Comics
At Christmas and Easter CICS make available comics from Scripture Union - please contact Rosemary if you would like a bundle to distribute within your school / church.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close - the web site includes help with this area around children and young people. Web site .
The Waterbugs and Dragonflies book also helps explain death to young children - this is available to purchase on Amazon (or try a local bookshop!)
Practical down to earth advice on revision and exams for parents and carers by Lee Jackson - buy on Amazon.
Guardians of Ancora
Guardians of Ancora is a world-class digital game – an amazing virtual world that 8 to 11 year-olds can enter, and a place where the Bible stories come alive. Find out how to download and play here
Halifax Minster Learning
Halifax Minster provide a range of educational visits - web site. CICS can also help you arrange visits to local churches of all denominations across Calderdale - contact us for help on this.
Hand To Mouth
Hand to Mouth work mainly in Primary Schools in Kirklees and Calderdale and lead assemblies and collective worship with puppets. These cover a variety of PSHCE topics such as bullying and aiming higher. They also work with classes and groups of children using 'Godly Play', 'The Amazing Journey' and 'Exploring Christianity through the arts'. Web Site
It's Your Move (CICS sourced resource)
As the Scripture Union “It’s Your Move” program is used nationally, some of the material we have used to compile this lesson and assembly has been collected over a period of time from other schools trusts and Scripture Union who we have an association with, and is therefore not copyrighted exclusively to CICS. The 2 files are in Word format.
Support and resources for those ladies struggling with issues such as low self-esteem, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal tendencies or depression. Web site. Also free eBooks on Addictions, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders - see here.
Lovewise is a charity which seeks to help parents, youth groups and schools by providing presentations on the subjects of marriage, sex and relationships from a Christian perspective. Web Site
Parents of LGBT Children Support Group
Although based in Lincolnshire this website was set up by Christian parents of a LGBT child - web site - the site has useful help for all.
Open The Book
An OFSTED approved assembly telling Bible stories through themed and dramatised storytelling at no charge to primary schools. Teams of volunteers throughout the country use drama, mime, props, costume – and even the children and staff themselves – to present the Bible stories in lively and informative ways. Web site - CICS can support churches who want to run Open The Book in Calderdale.
Prayer Spaces in Schools
Resources to help plan and prepare a Prayer Space in a school setting - CICS may be able to offer resources and help with this. Web site
Raising Children in a Digital Age
Twitter, Facebook, blogging, chat rooms, email, the internet and beyond - for most parents, teachers and youth workers, getting to grips with new technology is a bit of a challenge. But keeping children safe is a much bigger one. As technology changes, and young people grasp it faster than the older generations do, it can be a real struggle to know what to do to help, equip and defend. Dr Bex Lewis is an expert in new technology. She knows how it works, what to do and where to go for the latest information. It is rarely possible to keep young people away from new technology, nor is it wise. This book will enable parents, teachers and youth workers to give young people the equipment they need to get the best out of new technology and to avoid the dangers. Web site / Amazon
A website with resources for Religious Education Training. Web site
Romance Academy exists to help young people to build and sustain healthy relationships; to assist parents in understanding and supporting their children; and to lead the charge in establishing a framework of healthy relationships for young people. Web site
In its broadest, schoolswork.co.uk is about every Christian who works in and visits schools across the UK, passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people. The site has a lot of great resources. Web site
selfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. Web site
Talk to Frank
The highs the lows and everything in between. Everything you need to know about drugs. Web site
The Stapleford Resource
A website with unlimited downloads of Primary and Secondary resources (cost) - web site
The Trinity - Lesson Plan and Assembly Script (CICS resource)
This is for use in Primary Schools and is developed by Nancy White the CICS worker in Todmorden.