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POSTPONED: Connect Day Conference “Joined Up Thinking”
February 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This event has been postponed
Focus – to inspire, connect and encourage our churches to engage with children and young people and their schools
Who’s it for – clergy, lay ministers, leaders, youth & children’s workers, volunteers, and those interested in getting involved in more.
Society creates a divide between primary and secondary age children which is not helpful to either the child, their family or the church. This day is about joining up our thinking to overcome the divide.
You will hear from practitioners in working with children and young people in school – experience the programmes and activities they run, and the culture they create.
You will be challenged to consider what life is like “on the other side” of the school divide – and recognise how as churches we are well-positioned to connect with children, young people, and their families whatever age they are or the school they attend.
Full of practical tips, fun interactive sessions, and thought-provoking ideas, delegates will leave the day with a renewed excitement for engaging with children across primary and secondary schools.
Workshops include Prayer Spaces in Schools, Chaplaincy, Sports Ministry, Collective Worship, Sex and Relationship Education, Lunch and After Schools Clubs, Transition.
Format for the day:
10am – Registration / coffee and cake
10:30 – Worship (band to be confirmed)
11:10 – Welcome and introduction to the day from Bishop Rachel
11:30 – Keynote Speaker – “Joined Up Thinking”
Society creates a divide between primary and secondary age children which is not helpful to either the child, their family or the church. Today is about joining up our thinking to overcome the divide
11:50 – Break into workshops
12:00 – Workshop 1
13:00 – Lunch, networking, etc.
14:00 – Workshop 2
15:00 – Plenary session and small group discussions
How do we better help with the transition between primary and secondary school?
What can we do together?
What obstacles do we need to overcome?
Who do you need to follow-up / connect-up with?
15:45 – Final words and Commissioning Prayer from Bishop Rachel