Just about every child and young person goes to school. So it makes sense for parishes to build creative links with their local school, whether it's a church school, community school, secondary school or Academy.
Some of the possibilities include:
This section of the website offers many more ideas and resources to help stimulate ideas and start building relationships.
And if you're interested in how church schools are navigatating the current education climate, click on The Changing Face of Church Schools which will take you to an article by Rob Gwynne, head of school strategy for the Church of England.
who sent your Son Jesus to be our teacher,
we thank you for all who have followed his command
to teach your ways to the world,
and especially for those who have done so
in church schools down the years.
Help us to live by what we have been taught,
that in our lives we may pass on the teaching we have received.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Collect written by the Revd Dr Stephen Dixon (Manchester Diocesan Children's Adviser)