Southampton City Mission has been delivering schools work for 20 years. We have an excellent track record of working flexibly with schools to serve their needs, whether that is a 20 minute anti-bullying assembly or taking 90 children through a whole days program working on the the theme of Jesus’ miracles by the sea.
In 2014/15 academic year SCM Schools delivered 95 Assemblies in 48 schools. We held 79 Question of Faith days, 7 Transition Support sessions, and set-up 1 Prayer Space.
Many schools struggle with meeting the legal requirements for RE, recognising that this curriculum subject is unlike any other. It is not like Maths, Science, or Literacy; RE is a Question of Faith.
Schools work feedback
- Lovely balance of discussion / ‘serious stuff’, with hands on activities.
- High level of adult support to make activities livelier and run smoothly.
- Really great day, thanks! Got lots of ideas for own classroom teaching.
- The children were engaged and enthusiastic throughout. They learnt a lot, had fun and had different experiences.
- The children ended the day having had a wonderful time and with a very good understanding of resurrection.
- The pupils thought deeply about the meaning of resurrection and their reactions to the stories they were told.
- The children were able to express their emotions.
- Thank you for providing us with inspirational ideas.
- It was a fun day with plenty to keep the children motivated and busy.
- They enjoyed the games and the art session and were excited to share with the rest of the school in assembly.
- The stories were all brilliantly told.
- Families from all faith backgrounds are happy for their children to enter fully into collective worship and RE. The incredibly strong commitment to enhance the depth of understanding of what it really means to be a church school is demonstrated in events such as the recent ‘Leap in Faith’ week. This has proved to be a wonderful stimulus that has excited and engaged children in the Easter story. It has animated children by taking them out of their comfort zone and put them in places which have challenged their expectations and preconceived ideas. National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report
- On the inspection week a particularly gifted visitor from Southampton City Mission immediately engaged every child’s attention in a most remarkable way, skilfully using a furry dog hand puppet as he got the children to think about Mother’s Day. The children really enjoyed this and there is no doubt that they left the assembly appreciating their mums much better. OFSTED Report.