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Relationships workshops

Paul Harris | 1st June 2016

Recently we delivered workshops about Relationships in Hitchin Boys' School as part of the schools sex education course with year 9. The workshop starts by defining what relationships are, thinking about all the different relationships we have around us. We then move on to think about more intimate relationships. Thinking about what we look for in

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Easter Cracked

Paul Harris | 4th April 2016

Our journey through the year with year 6 students continued with a workshop focussing on Easter. With most of the workshops happening during Holy week it was the perfect opportunity to explore what happened over 2000 years ago. Starting with Palm Sunday we imagine being the disciples and the emotions they would have gone through as they move onto t

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Time Trek Feb'16

Paul Harris | 4th March 2016

We recently had our biggest Time Trek event ever with 71 children attending! Along with all the adult leaders we also had 8 teenagers helping as young leaders. Here is how one of them, Mary, found the day... Time Trek happens every half term on a Tuesday. As soon as I know when half term is, I write Time Trek on the calendar- its usually one of the

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Daily worship in schools

Paul Harris | 15th January 2016

Do you remember having daily worship at school? The secondary school I went to did this through having a 2 minute silence at 8.40 every morning during registration time. We were often given a thought for the day, probably to try and stop us from drifting off to sleep. It was well observed by students and was nice to do at the beginning of the day b

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Christmas Unwrapped workshops

Paul Harris | 30th November 2015

We are currently half way through delivering workshops to year 6 students in 8 different schools, all about Christmas! The workshop consists of a quiz, a few challenges, a video, looking at the Christmas story and a time for Q&A's at the end. By the end of next week we will have seen over 250 students! It is a great opportunity to explore what

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Schools work training with Youth For Christ year out volunteers

Paul Harris | 21st October 2015

This week I had the great privilege of spending a day with Youth For Christ's latest intake of year out volunteers. Youth For Christ works all over the country doing lots of different projects. A big part of their workforce are volunteers (usually straight out of school) that give a year to volunteer for them. Whether placed in a set location or as

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Phase Quiz Night

Paul Harris | 21st October 2015

On Saturday 14th November we are holding a Quiz Night to raise money for the valuable work that Phase is doing. The evening will start at 7pm at Christchurch, Bedford Road. The evening costs £10 that includes a choice of fish & chips, sausage & chips or veg pancake roll & chips. Get together with some friends to form a team of 6-8 or co

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6th form Introduction days

Paul Harris | 1st October 2015

It was an instant start to the school year as we were in Hitchin Girls' School straight away at the beginning of term this year helping lead some Introduction days for year 12 students and then year 13 the following day. With year 12 it was all about them getting to know each other, build relationships and helping them think about what they want to

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On Your Marks

Paul Harris | 30th September 2015

In the first few weeks of term we have been meeting new year 6 students as we start our programme of transition workshops. We have delivered 9 workshops in 8 different schools seeing over 250 students. The workshop gives students 3 key themes to think about that will help them get the most out of year 6 and also help prepare them for moving up to y

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It's Your Move

Paul Harris | 1st July 2015

As the school year draws to a close we have been delivering workshops to year 6 students helping them prepare for their big move up to secondary school. This is the last of four workshops that we deliver to year 6 students. Following one of the workshops we asked one of the year 6 students a few questions: How has the It's Your Move workshop helpe

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