Schools Christian Worker Project News
Churches Together in Oswestry District (CTOD) Schools Christian Worker
We have regular input and involvement in a large number of local schools, both primary and secondary, where we perform a variety of different roles.
We take many assemblies – helping schools to fulfil the requirement for a daily act of collective worship. Our assemblies are fun and highly interactive, and they show how the Christian message is relevant to today’s world. We always aim to work to the needs of the schools, either in fulfilling the SIAS curriculum or in covering topics that are requested by the schools themselves.
We help lead groups in several schools that support pupils of a Christian faith or those who are interested in it. These ‘Christian Unions’ or ‘Faith Groups’ are run with the support and help of the schools and are fully inclusive. We have had students of different beliefs and backgrounds come along to the groups and they are always welcomed. Some have come specifically because they have felt included by the students there.
We take an active part in many RE/PSHE/Philosophy lessons to help schools teach matters relating to the Christian faith. We are often asked to do this because we are able to present the Christian faith in a relevant and respectful way.
We run courses in both primary and secondary schools, encouraging the students to consider their attitudes, values and character. These are the ‘L!fe’ course for primary age children and ‘ibreakout’ for secondary students. More details of these are available on request.
Services & Events
We also take part in many services and special celebration events in schools during the year, often alongside local clergy.
Ben Mayho is employed on behalf of our churches to foster the Christian Faith through local schools where he has developed a good deal of trust and respect. The project produces a regular newsletter which is always put in church for people to read.
To read Ben's latest newsletter, go to scwp.org.uk/supporters for a pdf. download