Community Blog: 16-19s

Pokemon Go: Why We Need It

July 25, 2016 by Lahna Pottle
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, and nearly every teen is talking about it! Lahna explains why she thinks we need Pokemon Go and how we can use it to engage young people in conversation about social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues. 

Meet Lahna: Our New 16-19s Specialist

June 30, 2016 by Lahna Pottle
Categories: 16-19s, Other,

Hello, I'm Lahna and I have started an exciting new role as the 16-19s specialist with SchoolsworkUK, as part of Youthscape. Without this sounding like an awkward dating profile; I currently live in London, I love coffee and EDM music and I am hugely passionate about seeing young people's lives transformed.

Alpha in Schools

March 17, 2016 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s, Young Leaders,

Having just arrived as the new youth pastor in 2010, Ray Driscoll wanted to connect with the youth in the area that hadn’t had anything to do with church. Alpha was the obvious choice. He launched it at Emmanuel Church which, through word of mouth, quickly grew and kick-started the church's teen ministry. We spoke to Ray about how this led to taking Alpha beyond the walls of the church:

Easter Ideas

March 10, 2016 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

With just two weeks until the Easter break, here's a summary of links we have both here on schoolsworkUK and ones that we recommend you look at if you haven't seen or used before. 

The Enable: Schools Work course - Gather

May 20, 2015 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN, Young Leaders,

At schoolsworkUK we believe that gathering together is a crucial part of supporting one another in this crazy game of life! Whether it is to socialise or to learn, to offer a listening ear or to pass on wisdom gained, coming together as a group of people and bonding around our common purpose of seeing young lives changed because of Jesus is one of the most important things we do.

Pink elephants and cheesecake: My experience in a local high school

March 31, 2014 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

I've recently had the opportunity to go into one of our local high schools with a colleague who works for LCET's therapeutic team (LCET are the Luton Churches Education Trust who work in high schools across Luton). Over five weeks I was able to join in with three of their groups, two that dealt with self-worth and one the worked on anger management, with year 7s and 8s (11-13 year old's).