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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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Christian Youth Work Awards 2014

              Last night one of the spiritual development resources that we’ve created for our work with Colchester schools, Sanctum, won the Best Youth Work Resource award at the Christian Youth Work Awards 2014. Our thanks to … Continue reading

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Prayer Spaces in Primary Schools – Colchester training

Saturday 8th November 9am to 1pm Since 2008 over 1000 prayer spaces have been run in primary schools, secondary school and colleges around the country. This training morning is for anyone interested in running a prayer space and will have … Continue reading

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What if Learning

What would a distinctively Christian approach to teaching and learning look like? Not in the sense of an alternative that sets itself apart from what is already good in education, but in considering how a Christian ethos informs our understanding of people … Continue reading

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Voices of faith and belief in schools (guidance)

NATRE, has released an update to its guidance for religious visitors to schools which can be downloaded here. As an organisation working with schools in the Colchester area we adopt this guidance as a standard for the way we work … Continue reading

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A book about one school’s prayer space

Way back in early December Hope Church here in Colchester ran iNSPiRE, a prayer space in a local CofE Primary School where they work regularly. As a way of recording the week and feeding back to the school one of … 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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Young people and ‘sexting’

Sexting: An Exploration of Practices, Attitudes and Influences is a report from the UK Safer Internet Centre and NSPCC which came out in December 2012. The report surveyed 120 Year 9 pupils from three counties through group discussions looking at how they … Continue reading

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Remembrance Project

After the impact of last year we’re running The Remembrance Project again, this time in two schools and the Sixth Form College. In the two schools we’re using a fabric banner representing a meadow and sky, one of which we … Continue reading

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Prayer Spaces in Schools day conferences

Prayer Spaces in Schools is a movement that is growing fast. This year, to better serve the many people who are now running, or planning to run, prayer spaces in schools, we ran conferences in London, Leeds and Edinburgh. In … Continue reading

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