Supporting primary pupils’ wellbeing in the pandemic
Godly Play UK, in association with the Church Schools of Cambridge, is pleased to support the launch of a new, free resource.
Developed by teacher-researcher Elisabeth Sutcliffe, this draws on a Godly Play style and process. Its approach helps to create a different atmosphere within the classroom that provides for reflection as a class and individually. Using story, wondering and imaginative response time, pupils’ spiritual wellbeing is given focus and value.
This offers teachers accessible, simple-to-follow material that requires almost no additional resources.
And it offers pupils (of all faiths and none) space to wonder and respond to Covid-19 pandemic challenges and opportunities.
A short guidance video is included, alongside four acts of worship (more to be released soon).
Godly Play Training in Cornwall
Jane Wheeler, the Schools and Families Lead at Transforming Mission Falmouth is hoping to run Godly Play training for anyone who might be interested. She writes:
I am the Schools and Families Lead at TM Falmouth and recently have been looking at Godly Play training. I would love to be able to offer it across the diocese, including all the TM churches. I have recently heard that it might be possible to put on the 3 day training here in Truro diocese in January or February 2021. In case you are not familiar with it, here is a link: https://www.godlyplay.uk/ I think this style of Bible story telling is appropriate in many settings, including schools, churches and toddler groups.
The trainers have never delivered a course in this diocese before, so it would be great to be the first!!
The normal cost for a 3 day course is £320 per person, which I recognise is far too much for the average children and families leader in church. So I am doing my best to reduce the costs. I am hoping to get the price down to £150 per person.
Please let me know if you are interested, in the first instance, and also if you know anybody else who would like to do this. We need a minimum of 12 people, so do ask around any of your contacts.
|Schools and Families Lead, TM Falmouth|