What We Have Done
You will find here some newsletters, prayer diary entries and parish journal articles that I have completed to keep local Churches and the school community updated with what we are doing in the school. They give more details of events and meetings, however here is a brief overview:
Reflection Days for year 9 and 10 (3 each year) with guest speakers and volunteers including James Williams from the YMCA, Ben Smith from Worcester Cathedral and Simon Hill from Worcester Diocese. This resource is called Breathe which was loan to us from Worcester Cathedral. It has 12 prayer stations in each colour wedge and students have an MP3 tutorial to listen to that guides then through the station.Co-ordinated with Tim Alford, Youth Director for Elim, to engage 6th form students on Faith and Science and another session with a workshop in Tolerance.
Liaised and arranged with Performing Arts Students from Regents Theological College to perform a piece called ‘Soul in the Machine’ to year 9 students. Spring Into Life joined us for a week of music, art and prayer. Renamed One Life where we have had a full schedule of visiting speakers, artists, workshops etc.
Communion Service led by Rev. Alison Richards from the Methodist church where 58 students attended. The following year Rev. Nigel Coke Woods led students in a Communion service. Held meetings with Local Youth Leaders who came to school and over coffee and croissants we discussed youth work in Malvern, made plans and prayed together. From these relationships, I have been able to support the launch of Youth work outside of school such as Limitless and the Alpha course.
Worked with local Primary schools to aid the transition of new year 7’s including leading the Summer School programme. Led a trip of year 9 students to visit Worcester Cathedral and hear Archbishop Justin Welby talk of matters of Faith and Society. Taken 6th Form Philosophy students to a Philosophy exam workshop at Worcester University. Accompanied the Art Department to Worcester Cathedral to work on GCSE and A Level Art coursework based on the architecture of the building.