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iPhone kiosk mode made easy

In Sanctum, our reflective space for schools, we sometimes create activities which use a short video as a starting point for reflection. So far we’ve done this either by putting the video into a Keynote presentation and running it in self playing … Continue reading

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Pop-up labyrinth on the lawn

Last weekend we helped to run an inter-church youth event focussing on prayer. As part of this we set up several prayer activities in the hall and the church but also created a kind of ‘pop-up’ Labyrinth for a small … Continue reading

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Young People and Loss

On Monday we hosted a training day led by Pete English from This Way Up, a charity that specialises in supporting young people through bereavement and loss. So many of the young people we work with today have experienced some … Continue reading

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Bethlehem tells the Christmas story

The people of Bethlehem today retelling the Christmas story. I love this kind of story-telling. It helped my appreciation of the events of that first Christmas and the events of Jesus’ birthplace today. Video by SPAM, St. Paul’s Arts and … Continue reading

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Sanctum – Calm Jar

When we first created Sanctum we had a zone where students could just be still on beanbags in a white draped area. Amazingly, some ‘got it’ and, understanding the point of the exercise, actually experienced a bit of peace. But … Continue reading

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4thought.tv – Christian & atheist identical twins

Joe and Tom are identical twins, one is a Christian minister, one is an atheist. Here they talk about their different outlook on faith as part of the Channel 4 series, 4thought.tv This is just a snapshot of two wonderful … Continue reading

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Reboo – Assembly blogs

Reboo is an assembly resource for secondary schools that uses an engaging and highly visual style to encourage students to think about issues of morality and spirituality. Designed originally for form time assemblies, it started life in a C of … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Thursday

For some reason Sanctum Thursdays are usually the slowest day of the week. We think most people who are interested have come through by now and those who are thinking ‘I must have a look’ end up waiting until Friday. … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Wednesday

Today was another busy day with many students choosing to take part. The morning is slow up about 10:30 – students are either in lessons or not yet in college, so there’s a quietness about the concourse which gives us … Continue reading

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Sanctum at the Sixth Form College – Monday & Tuesday

Sanctum is in full swing at Colchester Sixth Form College. Two days in and the atmosphere surrounding it is vibrant and thoughtful. This year’s theme is “Is real life about what you’re doing, or who you’re becoming?” and enables students … Continue reading

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