We offer Christmas and Easter assemblies with a difference! A team of youth and children’s workers perform at schools all over Harrow, bringing these timeless biblical stories to life in a fun and relevant way.
We use contemporary themes to retell the traditional stories for example; the Christmas X Factor, The Greatest Snowman and the Great Easter Bake Off! They are always a great hit with both the children and adults alike.
For Christmas 2018, we performed to around 6200 children across Harrow, and for Easter 2019, we performed to over 8500 children across Harrow!
Take a look at some comments from our 2018 Christmas Roadshow below;
‘That was beautiful!’
– Year 1 pupil, Grange Primary, Dec 18
‘Thank you so much for coming in and performing such an interactive explanation of Christmas. The children really enjoyed it and had a great understanding. Some children keep asking when another assembly like that will be done.’
– Teacher, Newton Farm Primary, Dec 18
Lunch and After Schools Clubs
Our clubs create a fun, welcoming and supportive place for children. We spend the first half playing fun games and singing songs. We then spend some time reading or watching a cartoon of a bible story and discussing the values that can be taken from it, such as why it’s important to forgive, how to be a good friend and the importance of being honest. We will also spend some time chatting to the children about pastoral issues as they arise, for example, fall outs within friendship groups or worries about school work. Our clubs are fun places for children to play games, listen to bible stories and explore some of life’s big questions!
Year 6 Transition Workshops
We run various transition workshops. We have run It’s Your Move in many of the primary schools around Harrow over the last few years, which can range from a one hour long to a whole morning or afternoon workshop that aims to help year 6 children make a smooth transition into high school. Within the workshop the children are given the opportunity to respond to a movie clip, play interactive games, engage in discussions with their peers and receive advice on how to overcome their worries and fears. The children are then each provided with a lovely book full of helpful hints and tips to take home. The main focus is on fear, changes, challenges, and choices.
We are also trialing Life Matters this year, which aims to get the children thinking about the community and relationships that they want to build in year 7, as well as spending time thinking about the world and reflecting upon themselves. This workshop usually takes a whole day and really gets them thinking about the year 7 community and what impact they want to make in it, as well as how they are going to include others in that community. Life Matters also covers various parts of RE and PSHE curriculum.
As well as offering Christmas and Easter roadshows we also can provide assemblies on a range of other topics including harvest, PSHE topics and value words. Our assemblies are fun, creative and thought provoking! Some topics that we have covered are teamwork, being responsible and courage.
We support schools in the planning and teaching of RE lessons based around the theme of Christianity. We can offer whole day or afternoon workshops on topics such as why is Easter such an important time to Christians and the miracles of Jesus. We can also offer 6 weeks of teaching on topics such as the life of Jesus, the Bible and what does it mean to be a Christian. We are also happy to come in and speak to teachers to give them more of an insight into Christianity and to help them plan interactive, fun and informed RE lessons.
Here is what a teacher had to say having observed six lessons on the life of Jesus;
“The children thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. They were interesting and engaging. The teacher was very knowledgeable about the subject which enticed the children to want to know more. Lots of resources were used to keep the children engaged and the content of the lessons were age appropriate”.
– Year 3 teacher, Norbury Primary