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Sanctum – reflections on our week at Stanway School

Our 20th Sanctum concluded last lesson on Friday with a wonderful Year 8 class. This is a very good school and we’re very grateful for the way we’re welcomed and involved here. Although we haven’t yet had time to go … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Stanway School

Sanctum, our prayer space for schools, is back in the Stanway School this week for the third year running. This has always been a special week for us, coming as it does at the end of the school year. We’re … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Alderman Blaxill School – Friday

Friday was another good day, rounding off a very positive week. True, there have been some difficult classes, though this really only boils down to a few troubled individuals, but otherwise the way the students engaged coupled with the enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Alderman Blaxill School – Thursday

There’s absolutely no doubt that, whether you believe in spirituality or not, Sanctum has a profound and positive therapeutic impact on young people. Although we can’t go into details, over the last four days we’ve had several young people who … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Alderman Blaxill School – Wednesday

It’s been a busy day with four classes and a full prayer room at break and lunch time and although it’s sometimes felt just a little chaotic, in amongst all the activity many students have opened up or discovered peace … Continue reading

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Sanctum at Alderman Blaxill School

Sanctum is back in Alderman Blaxill School and once again we’ve got the use of a wonderful upstairs art room. After a slow start on Monday – set-up, lunch time and one lesson, Tuesday was a slightly busier day. We … Continue reading

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Debting it up

A good short sharp overview of young people and debt from TrueTube which we’re using in our new lesson on many management with year 11’s. You can view and download the video here

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Chaplaincy in Education conference – 1st March 2012

Over the last few years there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people working in schools under the title of ‘chaplaincy’. Broadly speaking this work usually involves aspects of pastoral support and spiritual development. Here in Colchester we’ve … Continue reading

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JOY Prayer Tent

JOY is a termly event for young people from churches around the Colchester area. The basic format is a series of workshops or activities for the first half, testimony, talk and worship for the second half. This time our theme … Continue reading

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Lunch

Over a million pupils are registered to receive a free school meal each lunchtime. I once was one of them. The young person receives a good cooked meal and it relieves a little of the financial pressure on families. Obviously, … Continue reading

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