Finding Help

Join Tabz (David Taberner), Hettie and Emily as they bring us another video assembly / collective worship on the theme of finding help in times of need. Safe Space is a project of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, creating a safe space to explore the big issues of life and faith in local schools.

Learning OBJECTIVES and curricular links:

  • To widen understanding of the Christian faith and the festival of Pentecost.
  • To implement widened understanding through coming to terms with how we can’t handle every situation in our own strength and need to look to others to help.
  • To see an impact in our wellbeing and confidence in those we can go to for help.

Session plan:

Intro: Tabz welcomes Hettie and Emily who introduce the session.

Game: Higher or Lower? | The game starts with a number card from 0-9. Players decide if they think the next number will be higher or lower by jumping up or crouching down. Players try to get as many right as they can and see if they can do better than Emily.

Story: ‘Blowing wind and tongues of flame’ from Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, based upon the story of Pentecost found in Acts 2.

Game: Language Game | Hettie attempts to say a word in another language and players decide if they think the meaning of the word is A or B by running to the side of the room that their chosen word correlates with.

Thought: Reflections on how we all need help and guidance in our lives and who we can go to for help.

Challenge: Encouragement to go to someone or connect with an organisation when we need help.

SMSC Impact:

ONE. SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

This session reflects upon the Christian festival of Pentecost, showing how God sent Christians The Holy Spirit who provides help, guidance and comfort.

TWO. MORAL DEVELOPMENT

Pupils are encouraged to consider that life isn’t always easy for us, or others, and we don’t have to do everything in our own strength but can ask for help.

THREE. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The children are invited to reflect personally and discuss with others the help that they need and where they can go for that help, whether it be God, a trusted grown up or an organisation.

FOUR. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Our country, although historically a Christian nation, is now home to many people of differing cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. In these sessions, pupils have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect respectfully on our similarities, differences and the role faith plays in the lives of people around the world.

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