Community Blog: SEN

Youthwork Magazine's Summer of Schools Work

July 16, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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You may have noticed that this month we hooked up with the wonderful Martin Saunders & Sarah Wynter over at Youthwork Magazine, to bring you a special issue dedicated to schools work. The magazine is out in shops now, and available through www.youthwork.co.uk.

If you're not yet a member here on the schoolswork.co.uk site, click this link and get your free copy today!

Keep an eye out here on the site for downloads as they appear, links to articles and resources that we featured in the magazine.

400 Year Anniversary of English Bible

May 26, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

I found out today that 2011 is the 400th anniversary of the bible being translated into English - there's a good site promoting this with video clips and handy information at:

www.2011trust.org

The BBC are due to produce a BBC2 documentary to mark the event next year also, all of which means there will be loads of resources and ideas for us schools workers to put something together to be used in our school sessions...go for it guys!

Pray for schools

February 25, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Pray For Schools 10-31 May "Raising the profile of prayer for schools in churches and communities." Being organised by Youth For Christ, Care, Scripture Union, New Generation and Churches Together in England Details info@prayforschools.org www.prayforschools.org

Wayne Dixon

STREAM schools workers conference

February 25, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

'STREAM' Friday 28 May London City Mission HQ 175 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2AH. 10.30am-3.30pm. Near London Bridge Underground station. Networking Christians in Education in London & South East. With Bible Ministry from Steve Clifford (General Director of Evangelical Alliance), Music in Schools with John Hardwick, Simon Thomas, Mark & Helen Johnson and Langham Arts. Come and be inspired to use music in your schools work wether or not you consider yourself a musician. Cost £10.00 More details admin@streamwork.org.uk 020 8778 3181

Wayne Dixon

Education Sunday

January 29, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Did you know Education Sunday is this coming weekend? For information on what it is, who it is promoted by and what you can do to recognise it, click this link. There are a whole host of resources, including prayer station ideas, assembly plans, sermon notes and presentations to download. The theme this year is 'called to serve'.

Education Sunday is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone involved in the world of education.

Easter Cracked

January 21, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, SEN,

Easter possibly the most significant event in History? Over the last 15 years I've been involved in a local church initiative where primary school pupils come into the church for a presentation that has been incredibly well received by both pupils and staff. Schools are into LOTC (Learning Outside The Classroom) and here is one example. Todate around 30 other locations around the country have started something similar from Altrincham to Woodley and Gravesend to Glasgow and this remains the most significant thing I've been involved with in Scripture Union. If you think this might be of use for your church and local school(s) then do check out these websites and feel free to contact us for more information.
Over the years we have had many visitors come along to observe this and many have then go on to do something similar in their area. Also, I'm sure other areas would also welcome visitors. We`set aside a week here and it is is 8-12 March and we run two sessions each day.
http://www.scriptureunion.org.uk/letscelebrate
http://www.sloughbaptistchurch.org.uk/schoolsweek
Best wishes

Wayne Dixon

National Storytelling Week Appeal - Parables needed

January 18, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

The 10th Annual National Storytelling Week is nearly upon us, and is worth bearing in mind...

30th January – 6th February 2010

A decade in celebration of storytelling! Once a upon a time an idea was proposed for a week to highlight the art of storytelling - not just for the young but for all ages who share the creations of thought and the creativity of imagination.

Love your local school

January 11, 2010 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Love your local school is an event happening in Reading on Thursday 4 March. See below for more information. It's hoped to be repeated in other locations in the future.

http://www.baptist.org.uk/training_events/downloads/love-your-localschool.pdf

Best wishes

Wayne Dixon

A portrait of the decade

December 16, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

So the Noughties are nearly over, but before we move on to the Noughteens (?!), the BBC are helping us take a look at some things which have defined the last decade. From a poll of thousands of readers, they picked a selection of words, people, events, objects and cultural highlights and have created a "portrait of the decade" download for us...

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How long does it take to boil a Brit?

December 09, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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"People have become so used to the speed and convenience of the internet that more than seven in 10 get angry if forced to wait longer than one minute for a web page to download"

According to new research, it takes Brits an average of eight minutes and 22 seconds before they lose their temper. The study included things such as waiting on hold on a phone call, waiting for food in a restaurant and waiting for friends to show up. A summary of the results was in the Telegraph this weekend. The research found that younger people were among the most impatient and were much more likely to react in a physical way (e.g. throwing something) after reaching the point of impatience.

The next trick...

November 28, 2009 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Here's a quick update on the cards and the next installment of card tricks as promised. This trick we filmed today was a favourite at the Youthwork the Conference last weekend (which I will be posting my reflections on soon!).