As the school year comes to an end our team reflects on the last few weeks...
Neil writes: The team have had a fruitful term with input in both Primary and High Schools.
In Primary Schools, both staff and volunteers have been actively involved in the It’s Your Move program, as a now well established part of Year 6 Transition in many Calderdale schools. Great comments from staff and parents were received on the newly revised books and how attractive they were. One school receptionist even asked for one for her daughter who goes to a school out of the area.
Neil and Sarah had an invite to take part in the RE week at Parkinson Lane School. We delivered a workshop on the work of the Church in local community. The students particularly enjoyed acting out the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
In High Schools, the staff team have supported Religious Studies in Ryburn School. In preparation for GCSE revision, we did some workshops to help students understand some more difficult topics. In Year 8 classes we worked on the subject of “What does being a Christian mean to us and how do we apply our faith to everyday life annd with nine Year 7 classes looking at the Church and local mission. We are able to explore different organisations like Street Angels, The Gathering Place and Bus Oasis as local expressions of this.
When the team lead lessons we always allow time for questions at the end and this term had insightful ones including “What is God like?” And “How does God speak to you?”
Let’s thank God for this year and pray next year will be even greater for us.