Post lockdowns, the first face to face schools work that I (Hettie) was able to do, was to teach a series of lessons in a Primary School. After not seeing children or young people face to face for months, it was quite emotional for me and I absolutely loved it! During these lessons I felt Read more about Mrs Taberner’s Teacher Training[…]
One of the best bits of working across primary and secondary schools is the way we get to keep our relationships with children and young people going across their transition from Year 6 to Year 7. As far back as we remember, we’ve been running a fun, meaningful and reassuring transition project with primary school Read more about From Year 6 to Year 7[…]
What a way to finish off our academic year! We were thrilled to play a major part in relaunching Southport’s very own free Christian music festival with lots of children and young people from a very busy term of work in schools. In my first 9 months of working for SASW Trust, back in 2014, Read more about Sonfest Southport – Back to our roots![…]
The series was originally created in-house at SASW Trust by Tabz, Hettie and Emily during the pandemic as a series of videos following similar content to the ‘Alpha Course‘ created by Holy Trinity Brompton, which is now used widely by millions of people worldwide as they begin exploring the basics of the Christian faith for Read more about The Starting Line[…]
At our last annual charity celebration we brought our supporters a message of how important working with children and young people is “at such a time as this”. We shared our heart to enable and empower a growing body of people to serve the young people of this town, practically, spiritually and prayerfully. We’ve loved Read more about Dream Team[…]
Maybe they assume you have some prior knowledge that you haven’t been party to. Or, maybe they aren’t the best with finding the right words – something we can all be guilty of! It’s one thing to grow in our own understand of something, but explaining and teaching it to someone else so they can Read more about Journeying Through Growth[…]
“Tabz, do you remember that secret agent thing you did when I was in primary school?” asked a Year 10 student at a lunchtime Safe Space recently “You know, the one about Easter where we got to go around that cool place?” “Mission Impossible? Why yes I do! I was there this morning in fact!” Read more about Mission Impossible Once Again Possible![…]
We’ve had an amazing term with Sweaty Church: having fun, playing games and sports, and growing in faith. The spaces available were full very quickly and we’ve had a waiting list for the past few months! We were fortunate to be able to get some much needed additional volunteer support from local churches who would Read more about Growing community at Sweaty Church[…]
These cards (pictured above) are just some of the 331 loyalty cards, each representing a local young person who has individually and faithfully journeyed with us over the last 6 weeks by coming to talk to us each week in secondary school. We’ve had a whole range of conversations with a real variety of anything Read more about Loyalty to the Safe Space[…]
Every year, for as long as we can remember, Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust has created a touring production for primary schools at Christmas time. It’s always one of the highlights of our year: with lots of fun, dressing up, and a meaningful message. Last year was slightly different… as you’d expect! Instead of Read more about A Comically Marvellous Christmas![…]
In our work we care about the whole picture for each young person we work with as we explore the big issues of life and faith. One of the needs we’ve noticed more and more in the development of children and young people is the importance of fostering the resilience needed to journey through the Read more about Valu£ You[…]
Some time ago, I (Tabz) agreed to become a regional Youth Advocate for my mate Dan, the National Youth Director of HOPE Together. It means I get an early look in on loads of the great resources HOPE produce, almost always in partnership with a tonne of other great organisations too. Amplify is more than Read more about Amplify[…]
With some notable sporting events happening this summer along with the gradual lifting of covid restrictions, our Good Sport project has been making quite the comeback!
A great opportunity that came our way recently was running lessons in Primary Schools. I (Hettie), was asked to write and deliver RSE lessons for Y5&6 by a local Headteacher.