Useful National Organisations

GSUS Live is a mobile education unit which is a multi-media classroom in a lorry trailer. It tells the story of three teenagers facing real-life issues in their lives, and how they get inspiration from the Bible to deal with their problems.  Aimed at KS3 students.

 

The Higher Tour want to 'present the good news of Jesus Christ to tens of thousands of young people and see thousands making a decision to become lifelong disciples of Jesus'. They can visit your school for a day and deliver a blend of assemblies, lessons, workshops and performances. There is no cost to the school.

 

The Feast is a Christian charity based in Birmingham, working to promote community cohesion between young people of different faiths and cultures.

 

The Girls Brigade's mission is to " provide local community groups where (primarily) girls may develop their skills, explore Christian faith, make friends for life and encounter the hope offered by engaging with God’s offer for us to experience ‘life to the full’."

 

The Naked Truth Relationships website provides information about what makes relationships work, and what makes them weak.

Share Jesus International have developed ManMade, "a resource to help teenage lads become young men. Boys rarely mark the transition into manhood, they simply drift into adult life. ManMade is a resource that unpacks this transition with six core values, based on the life of Jesus."

 

Hope UK is a national charity providing drug and alcohol education and training for children and young people, parents and youth workers.

 

The Frontier Youth Trust works with young people at risk towards justice, equality and community. They have connections with various youth projects and also produce resources.

The Stapleford Centre is an independent volunteer-run Christian education charity. Lots of lesson and assembly ideas can be downloaded for free.

 

Lord Wharton's Bible Charity was founded in 1696 and provides free Bibles to children and young people. An application form and more information is on their website.

 

Be Real is campaigning to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies. They have produced a downloadable toolkit for schools.

 

BeSpace is a Christian project giving support and advice to churches and schools to set up prayer spaces where people can just 'be'.

 

Make Lunch is a charity working with local churches to provide hot meals for children during school holidays.

 


Open The book logo     Open the Book

'Enabling every child to hear the story of the Bible at school in their primary years.'


Teams of volunteer storytellers use drama, mime, props and costume to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging, informative and great fun for everyone involved. This is a great way to connect with your local school

Several Sheffield Schools already have OTB teams visiting.
Find out more about Open the Book at taster events run by CaSS & friends or at www.openthebook.net

In association with Scripture Union - click to go to their site

Scripture Union 'Using the Bible to inspire children, young people & adults to know God.'

Working in schools is one of Scripture Union's main priorities. CaSS is part of the SU associate scheme. CaSS makes an annual donation to SU and receives very valuable support from them.

SU publishes a number of very useful school related resources and they also run a number of very helpful courses. CaSS recommends their Schools Live online resource  - free resources for anyone running a Christian group in a school. www.scriptureunion.org.uk


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Pray for Schools
'Making every school a prayed for school'

The vision of Pray for Schools is to mobilise Christians to support their school communities through prayer. It offers great resources and ideas. Good for school prayer groups. www.prayforschools.org

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Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people to explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective in a safe, creative and interactive way'. More information here.

A 9 step guide to setting up a Prayer Space.


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Schoolswork. “Resources, inspiration, training for Christian schools work”

This is a really useful site, full of information and excellent creative ideas. Well worth a visit and highly recommended. www.schoolswork.co.uk

 

     Association of Christian Teachers
    'Serving, inspiring & equipping Christians working in education.'

A non-denominational Christian member organisation that provides professional support to Christians engaged in education. Useful reviews, resources, briefing papers. Helps to connect you with the educational issues of the day. www.christian-teachers.org.uk

 

CARE (Christian Action Education and Research) 'Making a Christian difference for the sake of the future.'


One of Care’s goals is to assist Christians to understand the social and moral issues in public policy, education and the community. So Care monitors and contributes to the process of influencing education policy and practice. Helps to connect you and involve you with educational issues.
www.care.org.uk
Care’s education work includes a relationships and sex education programme for schools called evaluate www.evaluate.org.uk

 

Min-y-Don is a residential Christian outdoor activity centre in a picturesque part of Wales. School groups (and families) are welcome to try out a wide range of activities.

My family and I have visited each Easter for the past 5 years - we love it! Do visit their website at

www.minydon.com

 

Elephant's Tea Party aims to help teachers give children the emotional literacy and life skills needed to equip them for bereavement, now and in later life, by providing lesson plans, activity ideas and creative resources. Part of Child Bereavement UK.
www.elephantsteaparty.co.uk

 

The Naked Truth Project aims to tackle pornography and has some useful advice for parents and carers, including practical help on installing filters on computers and phones.

 

 

Scripture Union Light Party Pack is a free resource for groups looking to organise an alternative to a Halloween Party. Halloween is also the Christian festival of All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints’ Day, which remembers the lives of those Christians who gave up everything for their faith in Jesus. Most children know nothing of this…

www.scriptureunion.org.uk/LightParty

 

This Way Up is a charity working in schools to reduce the stress and anxiety caused to young people by divorce and bereavement. They help children and young people to unpack their feelings about loss (including death, divorce, separation, moving house). Based in Solihull.
www.twup.org.uk/  

 

    

TISCA is an association of teachers and others concerned to promote Christian values in the independent schools of the UK and around the world.

    

TLG - national Christian education charity providing 1:1 mentoring in  schools with children at risk of exclusion. Watch this video to see some great stories of local churches connecting with local schools to serve children, young people and families through partnership with TLG.

 

God for Kids app is a fun, BIble-based app that teaches primary school-aged children who God is and what God is like. Created by a Sheffield Mum! Download for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

 

 

Youth for Christ (YFC) is a national Christian charity that was founded by Billy Graham in 1946. Working with over 250,000 young people each month, they draw alongside children, teens and young adults from every background and culture in Britain.

 

The Ugly Duckling company produce resources that aim to encourage people to think about the 'big and not so big questions in life.' Their 'table talk' packs of cards are available for different ages and social groups. The 12-14 year old pack explores issues around Identity, Friendships, Technology, Home life, Transition and Opinions.

 

The Archbishop of York's Youth Trust Young Leaders Award is a unique active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community whilst growing in key leadership skills at the same time.

 

 

731 is a not-for-profit organisation that uses the Creative Industries to further the education and skills of serving prisoners, ex-offenders and disengaged young people. Their website is on its way but in the meantime you can follow them on Twitter.

 

The Mix's aim is to "take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services." Lots of information about selfharm, sex, relationships, drugs, housing, study and jobs.

Romance Academy is based in Luton as a project of Youthscape. They run training days for parents and youth workers on talking to young people about sex, relationships, pornography and sexuality.

e:merge is a Christian youth work charity working in Bradford and London inspiring young people to transform their lives and communities at home, in school and on the streets.