LUNCHTIME AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Lunchtime and after school clubs form a large part of the work we do in secondary schools and are a great opportunity to reach out to young people in an informal setting.
What does a typical club session look like?
A typical club session includes plenty of fun, games and food as well as activities and discussion around a theme. On the whole, the young people decide what they would like to discuss and recently we have covered topics such as; dealing with anger, 'what do Christians believe?', 'do all religions lead to the same place?' and the person of Jesus.
Who are our clubs open to?
Clubs are open to everyone, of any faith or none, but a Christian viewpoint is always offered as part of the group discussion. They provide the opportunity for young people to share their own ideas and beliefs about some of life's big questions and topics and young people are welcome to come and go as they please.
Clubs currently run on the following days:
Monday - After School Club at Hockerill
Tuesday - Lunch Club at Herts & Essex High School & Joyce Frankland Academy and After School Club at Birchwood High School
Wednesday - Lunch Club at The Bishop's Stortford High School
Thursday - Lunch Club at Saffron Walden County High School & Birchwood High School
If you would like to know more about our clubs, please contact us.
Our secondary workers also take assemblies on a variety of themes, either fitting in with a school's topic or thought for the week or presenting a seasonal message. Assemblies often include games, quizzes or challenges, audience participation, video clips and a time for reflection based on a biblical message.
Mentoring offers pastoral support to students who may be struggling with school or home life. Young people spend up to an hour a week with one of our schoolsworkers and have the opportunity to chat about anything that is on their mind. We work alongside teachers to best support each individual.