The BSCWT team is at work in most of the schools in the Brentwood area. There are five core activities we offer: assemblies, lessons (including some large projects), pupil support, lunchtime clubs and 'prayer spaces'.
In some schools, members of our team serve as Chaplains to help pupils develop spiritually and to offer a listening ear to pupils who may need some extra support.
It’s all about Christians serving pupils and staff in schools.
Members of our team take regular assemblies in many primary and secondary schools. Each assembly focuses on helping pupils to reflect on some aspect of life and how the Christian faith relates to it.
We take a variety of lessons in schools. They might be RE lessons about prayer, the Bible, Jesus or some other aspect of Christianity. Or they might be PSHE lessons considering aspects of life where there is some element of spirituality involved.
We also offer some other special lessons known as OT Mini / NT Mini (formerly Bible Explorer), a series of exciting lessons exploring what the Bible is all about.
In some schools, through our team of Chaplains, we provide pastoral support for individuals or small groups of students. This support can take various forms such as one-to-one mentoring or group work dealing with issues such as anxiety or self-esteem.
There are two kinds of lunchtime clubs that we run or support in schools:
At Christmas and Easter we provide special projects for schools to help pupils explore the meaning of these festivals: these projects include 'Christmas Unwrapped', 'From Darkness to Light', 'Easter Cracked' and 'From Sadness to Joy'.
Our 'It's Your Move' project, in the summer term each year, is for year 6 pupils to help them prepare to move to secondary school. As part of the project, pupils are given a great book, also called It’s Your Move, which is often donated by a local church.
We also provide 'Prayer Spaces' in schools, which offer opportunities for pupils to reflect on some of the deeper questions of life. These include seasonal 'prayer spaces' such as 'Christmas Wonder'.