Useful Local Organisations

The RE Team are based in Rotherham and provide support with assemblies, RE teaching, church visits and Godly Play. Contact them for more information or to volunteer with them.

 

 

Cellar Space helps young people improve their emotional well-being by working with them on a 1:1 basis. They work on self esteem, pro-social behaviour, dealing with bereavement, emotional literacy, anxiety reduction and art therapy. Based at The Furnival in Burngreave, Sheffield.

 

The Diocese of Sheffield website has an Education page with information for teacher and governors and about making links between schools and churches.

 

 

Make Your City Shine work with local schools to encourage young people to raise their aspirations. They can run a variety of sessions in schools promoting themes of Respect, Community, Citizenship and Goodness. They have a school band called The Plan that visits schools.

 

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Love 2 Last. “Helping young people have healthy, happy and lasting relationships”

Sex and relationships present young people with huge pressures and tough dilemmas. Their choices can have life long emotional and physical consequences. This Sheffield based charity, started by some local Christian doctors, offers free interactive workshops, presentations (also youth groups) and assemblies to schools in Sheffield. I attended a set of 4 tailor made sessions at a school CU, where pupils were encouraged to think through their values and boundaries. The pupils gave the sessions great reviews!


Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture that includes an exploration of a Bible story using objects and artefacts. It seeks to help children discover God and to nourish their spiritual development. Click here for more information about Godly Play in Sheffield.

www.godlyplay.org.uk


The Oakes Holiday Centre 'A residential activity centre where young people can hear the Christian message'

The Oakes is an interdenominational Christian charity, whose aim is to provide a holiday centre for 8-18 year olds. Some camps are for school groups and complement R.E. curriculums and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) units of work. Each camp is action-packed and fun-filled, offering a variety of activities from rafts to crafts. My children loved visiting! www.oakes.org.uk


Epic Friends. 12% of Sheffield secondary school pupils say they feel depressed or sad most of the time. This site is all about helping 12-18 year olds to help or understand their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Set up in association with Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Includes a useful PSHE lesson plan, video and posters for teachers. www.epicfriends.co.uk

Golddigger Trust is a Sheffield charity working with young people around issues of self esteem and sexual exploitation.

They run 'The Girl I Want to Be' courses for girls (11-18) and 'Made of More' courses for boys (11-18). These are delivered in schools and youth groups around the Sheffield region. They also offer these courses as a weekend residential organised in conjunction with the hosting youth worker/school. 
They are also running a new session 'Choose your own Adventure' about child sexual exploitation, e-safety and abusive relationships for young people aged 13-18.

Very highly recommended by CaSS.

Preloved offers a free clothing bank, specialising in kids school uniform from ages 4 - 18 in South Sheffield and surrounding areas. Low income families simply contact them to check the availability of clothes for the correct age and gender. They need donations of good quality uniform, school shoes and PE kits. They accept both branded and non-branded school uniform. www.preloveduniform.org.uk

 

8:16 Counselling provides high quality child and young person focussed counselling for anyone aged between 8 and 16 years of age. Based in Sheffield.

816counselling.co.uk

 

 

Project Paddington was set up in Sheffield to mobilise school children to send a teddy, a drawing of themselves and a short note to a refugee child. "We want to show our government that our children know how to share kindness – let’s teach the grown ups to do the same." They are now working on other exciting projects - see their website for more information.

YMCA White Rose seeks to transform communities so that all young people truly belong, thrive and contribute.

 

Contact Glyn Jones at Woodseats Methodist Church about booking their Saints Alive puppets to come to your church, school or outdoor event to bring Bible stories to life.

 

God for Kids is a new app for primary aged children to teach them who God is and what God is like.

 

 

Totley Christmas Festival. Experience a magical telling of the Christmas story with real life animals on a farm in Totley. Tickets cost £10.25 (£5.25 for children 2 and under) which includes a present and refreshments. More information including directions and a booking form on their website.