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School Resources

A wide variety of resources suitable for school assemblies, religious observance, behaviour support and classroom-based work.

Assembly: How not to be compassionate

I’m aware that sometimes teachers/chaplains/youth workers stand up in front of young people and tell them all the things they should be doing. Today’s assembly was on compassion so I took the opportunity to be honest about how difficult doing...

Anger Management Guide

I stumbled on this Anger Management guide from Moodjuice – it could be adapted to use with group of young people or used in mentoring work.  I’ve found the worksheets and sections on patterns of thinking particularly helpful in exploring...

Assembly: Life is

Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we...

Story: The Taxi Driver and Old Lady

The story of the Taxi Driver and the Old Lady can be used in a number of different settings. I’ve used it within worship but I can see it working well as part of a school assembly. There was...

Assembly: Compassion

Introductory Reflection Compassion – Click for Powerpoint Slides. Show these when the pupils begin to gather before the assembly. Video: Connor’s Story   Some thoughts To be compassionate we start with what we have to give where we are – in the...

Links and Resources for Schools Work

Below is a list of links and resources that you might find helpful if you’re engaged in schools work. Serve Your Local School – www.syls.org.uk It has lots of ideas and links to assembly resources S.U Schools Live – https://www.scriptureunion.org.uk/49490.id...

Assembly: Perseverance

Perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult. Marie Curie said, “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above...

Assembly/Reflection: Is peace possible?

We are in a unique position after the events of Remembrance. What filled our screens and facebook feeds over the past few days has quickly been replaced with the Christmas adverts for the major stores and shops. We’ve taken off...

Assembly: Can you get a straw through a potato?

Can you get a straw through a potato? This is a really simple but effective visual experiment that could form the basis of a good assembly looking at the important of being positive.   Ask for some volunteers and...

Aspiration Assembly/Reflection

The past couple of weeks has seen the start of the 10th series of The Apprentice. This year 20 candidates compete to win the opportunity to be Lord Sugar’s business partner. It always makes for compelling tv viewing not...

Remembrance Day Assembly Script

Remembrance Day Assembly Script Every year at the beginning of November, people begin to wear poppies. We all know that it’s something to do with remembering people who have died in wars, but sometimes it can feel that it...

The Story of the Teacher

A teacher stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, without saying anything he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to fill it with some table tennis...

School Mentoring Resources

Over the past few years I’ve supported a number of young people at our local high school. In my work I’ve drawn heavily on the following mentoring resources which provide a good number of challenges, activities, quizzes and exercises....

Lipstick Assembly

This story from Rob Bell’s book Sex God formed the basis of a Remembrance assembly last year at the high school I am chaplain to. It’s a story about how a consignment of lipstick brought dignity back to prisoners...

Getting to know you game

Getting to know you Game This is a good introductory game that I’ve used with my school behaviour groups in the opening weeks. I’ve also used it with various youth groups as a good way for everyone to get...

The Raft Communication Session

The Raft Session This session is used to facilitate communication, to increase team-building skills and to bring out to the forefront people’s attitudes and values Give one worksheet to each participant and get them to read the instructions. They...

Diversity: A City Has Many Faces

DISCUSSION POINTS Ask a series of questions that will help young people look at the faces on the poster. (The poster can be adapted to suit your town or city) Why do you think these faces were chosen? Can all...

Anti-Bullying Session

Anti-Bullying Why do people bully? An anti-bullying session plan for use with school pupils or youth groups looking at effective ways of responding to bullying. On two separate sheets of flipchart paper draw an outline of a person. Label...

School Resource – Faith and Spirituality

I came across this resource to encourage young people to critically think about issues of faith and give them an opportunity to share what they believe. Ideal for use in schools but can also be used within church youth...

Faces of Jesus

Reflection – Faces of Jesus I often wonder what Jesus actually looked like. Not surprisingly in the West we are used to seeing a Jesus that closely resembles the way we do. It’s not just his appearance but his personality and...

Video – 40 Days

A short video collating 40 different illustrations drawn following Jesus’ 40 Days in the Wilderness by illustrator Si Smith. Ideal for discussions on Lent and use in church groups or in schools for assemblies....

Discrimation, Primary School, Session Plan

This is a Citizen’s Theatre session plan that can be used with upper primary school children to introduce theme of discrimination. Warm Up Game Clap Heads This is a focusing exercise that requires the participants to listen and be...

Learning Styles

Each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people...

The Square Game

A simple exercise for 3 or more students that highlights cooperation, listening and other group skills. It’s often used as an exercise for a small group of students as a way of helping them think about the importance of...

A Chocolate Nativity

This is a script for a Chocolate Nativity – to add a fun element to it you can hand out the bars of chocolate as you go along. A long time ago, God made the Galaxy – Beautiful,rich, wonderful And he...

Labels

Show a group of kids logos like these and they will instantly recognise the brands and the products or services they offer. By their image we instantly recognise the brand. Almost instantly we can tell whether something is going...

Easter Session: Art and Different Perspectives

Examine the following pieces of art and discuss the questions Avril Paton – Windows in the West Questions What’s the first thing you notice? Where and when is the scene set? Is it a realistic scene? From whose perspective...

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