It has been a fantastic two weeks as we have been back in schools working with students again. We run weekly lunch clubs in all the secondary schools and we have been able to go back to five of them to have an end of year party. It has been great to reconnect with students after 3 months of lockdown and hear about their experiences and all they have been up too. It is a real privilege to be part of their school journey and we look forward to carrying on with all the clubs in the new school year.
This week we have also started to deliver Transition lessons with Year 6’s moving up to secondary school. This session looks at the ‘Changes, Challenges and Choices’ students may face as they move to their new school. As part of the lesson we give out a booklet called ‘It’s Your Move’. This is a resource produced by Scripture Union which includes great advice and encouragement from students and teachers as well as fun activities and thought provoking questions to help students prepare for secondary school! Local churches have bought the books as a gift to their local primary school so we want to say a massive thank you for the 650 books we will hand out over the next few weeks. We also encourage church leaders to come to the lessons so that they can hand out the books and many have taken up that opportunity to meet with the students. This week we have delivered the session at Blanchelande, Forest, Notre Dame and St Mary and St Michael.
We have also been busy completing our 6 OT Mini courses with various combinations of volunteers and Phil. We had 20 lessons to deliver and we were so pleased to be able to get back and complete the courses. This week we have finished the course at St Mary and St Michael with Phil and Sarah and Hautes Capelles with Phil and Claire Hill. We look forward to seeing the pupils next year for NT Mini!