Resources: school chaplaincy

An RO event for primary school in the form of an assembly - light

An assembly for primary school on the theme of light.

Powerpoint showing some images of the Reflective Space

Images of how your reflective space might look

A secondary RO event in the form of a Reflective space

A reflective space for use with Secondary School pupils on the theme of "A place to be..."

A primary RO event for Harvest

A primary school assembly for harvest

A secondary RO event for Remembrance

A Secondary RO event for Remembrance

Primary RO event - forgiveness

A primary assembly on forgiveness

RO event for primary school -  challenging assumptions

A primary assembly on expecting the unexpected in each other

RO event for primary school on Wisdom Part 1

An RO event in the form of an assembly for primary school

A primary RO Event on Wisdom Part 2

A primary RO event in the form of an assembly on the theme of wisdom, part of a 2 part series

A Harvest RO event

An RO event in the form of a whole school assembly

An RO event for primary schools on Health and Wellbeing

An RO event in the form of a whole school assembly. The third one on Health and Wellbeing.

Primary RO event on health and well being

A whole school RO event for primary school on health and wellbeing

RO event on family

A RO event for primary school in the form of an assembly all about family and belonging

RO event on Rights Respecting Schools for Primary

A primary assembly RO event on Rights Respecting Schools for P1-7

RO event for the start of a new term

A whole school primary assembly thinking about being "ready" for the new school term

Moving On

A whole school assembly for the end of an academic year in a primary school

RO event (Reflective Space) for a primary school

This is an RO event for P-7 in the form of a reflective space.

RO event for primary school on the theme of friendship

An RO event in the form of an assembly for a whole primary school

RO event for on teamwork

A primary RO event on team work

A primary RO event on generosity

An RO event for primary schools on generosity based on the story of feeding the 5000

RO event for primary schools - trustworthy

A primary RO event on being trustworthy

RO event for Primary Schools - enterprise

A primary RO event on enterprise for an assembly context

RO event for primary schools - challenge

A primary RO event on challenges for an assembly context

RO event for primary schools - caring

A primary RO event on caring for an assembly context

RO event for primary schools - big sporting event

A primary RO event on big sporting competitions for an assembly context

RO event primary schools - honesty

A primary RO event on honesty for assembly

Moving on RO/TfR event

A RO event for P1-7s as they finish one academic year and look ahead to a new one.

Mental Health Access Pack

This usable, accessible and easily navigated site has been created to: -- increase discussion and sharing of ideas surrounding mental health and the Church -- equip the Church with knowledge and tools through theological, psychological and medical perspectives and signposting. Crucially, it will enable the Church to be supportive of people in their communities who are struggling with mental health issues. This online resource is an exciting joint venture between Livability and Mind and Soul. With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime, this is an important issue for the church to engage with effectively.

Supporting young people during exam time

Ideas for churches to help support young people during their exams and also helpful advice for young people sitting exams, worth a look.

What is autism?

A helpful video to help increase your understanding of autism.
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The Games

The Games is a one day school-based activity programme based on Christian values which is ideal for pupils aged 8 to 11 (although is easily adapted for younger or older ones.) It is a day that mixes fun and activity with educational curriculum-based sessions that incorporate PE, RE, PHSE, Art, Geography and other areas. The material reflects the specific context of working in schools and so is suitable for schools and pupils of all faiths or none. The Games was run very successfully for thousands of pupils as part of More Than Gold’s response to the London 2012 Games and this new material has been specifically written as part of More than Gold’s programme for the Commonwealth Games.

Schoolswork Website

This website is designed for use by Christians who work in schools but is full of good ideas that can be used with church groups/contexts as well. You can register for free and then have access to the whole site. The schools work playing cards which you can purchase from the site are a great resource to buy and keep in your bag!

Water bugs and dragonflies

This book uses the analogy of the waterbugs' short life under water as human's time on earth and their emergence as dragonflies into the bright sunlit world above the water as human's life after death. It is designed to provide adults with the opportunity to talk about death as being part of the life cycle, which can be a reassuring way of explaining death to children.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial day takes place at the end of the January, it may be your schools are asking for help and input from you for this event. If so have a look at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website there are assembly ideas, images, powerpoints, videos, and a theme to use to design your event around.

Always and forever

A book to help children with grief and loss of a loved one. When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories.

Badger’s parting gifts

A book to help children with grief and loss of a loved one. Badger is so old that he knows he will soon die. He tries to prepare his friends for this event, but when he does die, they are still grief-stricken. Gradually they come to terms with their grief by remembering all the practical things Badger taught them, and so Badger lives on in his friends' memories of him.

Easter Code

Easter Code is an opportunity to invite local school(s) to bring P6 and P7 classes to your church to take part in an interactive exploration of the Easter story. There is a resource book and CD ROM which outline the 2 hour event, giving a plan for the day, clear instructions on how each ‘station’ should run and what materials are required

Bubblegum ‘n’ fluff

A brilliant resource to give P6 pupils a chance to explore Christmas for 2 hours at their local church through games, stories, songs, puppets, and crafts. Christmas is full of fun fluff, it is good to create a little bit of space to see what is at the centre of it...

About Connecting Points

Connecting Points is a initiative of the Parish Development Committee of Hamilton Presbytery, The Church of Scotland. For further information, please contact Linda Walker.