Raise has wide experience in going in to schools and presenting Collective Worship / Assemblies on a number of great Christian themes to fit your SEAL, SMSC or Values for Life criteria. We can come in to lead RE Experience days, prayer spaces in schools and RE lessons to help enhance and bring to life Christian themes in your syllabuses.
COVID-19 has obviously affected our schools work considerably. We're happy to talk to you about zoom assemblies, class room assemblies, or online content that you can access. We look forward to being able to see you in person or using technology.
"The children are always excited to see Andy and his team for assembly! The profound messages they express about all aspects of life are conveyed through a range of drama (including the ever-popular funny wigs and voices!) games and audience participation that fully engage the children and always leave them with something to think about. I would wholly recommend Andy and his team for any school assembly or Christian RE topic."
Sheila Greenacre : Head Teacher, Wicklewood Primary School : Assemblies
One project of Raise is to offer a school time experience day of a Christian theme that hits all the right targets for the schools curriculum and helps children engage in the Christian topic in a new dynamic way.
Available and ready to go : The Wonder and Mystery Christmas Experience, the Easter Experience and The Big Story (an overview of the whole Bible).
COVID-19 - Obviously our Experiences have been affected by the Pandemic and as a result (thanks to Bristol Schools Connection) we are able to offer :
Christmas in a Box (for Years 1-6)
Easter in a Box : the Movie. (aimed at Years 4-6)
These experiences are classroom based and are ideal for exploring the two festivals.. Please get in touch if you'd like one of these great events.
More coming soon.. we're so excited with our new Joseph themed project - we can't wait to show it to you. It will be ready to test in early 2022.
Raise can support your school by coming in as a practicing Christian and help engage the children in ways that they can explore an aspect of Christianity in a new one. Andy has previously done RE lessons on Gifts of the holy spirit, Baptism, What it means to be a Christian. Raise would love to do more. So please get in touch.
Walk through the Bible
Available for School Years 5-6 is five interactive 1 hour lessons called OT (Old Testament) Mini - from Walk Through the Bible Ministries. and five interactive 1 hour lessons called NT (New Testament) Mini - This enables the children to engage with the Big Story weaved through the stories in the Old Testament getting to grips with the whole of the Old Testament or learning all about the events in the New Testament.
Andy is an accredited presenter for Walk through the Bible.
"Children really enjoyed the sessions and throughout the week could be seen practising the actions! They loved dressing up and helping out with the acting. Having the images for each action on the wall is a great visual reminder."
Esther Scorey : Teacher, Thurton Primary School : OT Mini Lessons
CAP Money Kids Course
Available for School Years 5-6 is 2 fabulous lessons created by Christians Against Poverty to help children learn about money, budgeting and managing money. The lessons are interactive, fun and are a great addition to the children's learning.
"The profound messages they express about all aspects of life are conveyed through a range of drama (including the ever-popular funny wigs and voices!) games and audience participation that fully engage the children and always leave them with something to think about. I would wholly recommend Andy and his team for any school Christian RE topic."
Sheila Greenacre : Head Teacher, Wicklewood Primary School : RE Lessons
Raise is committed to working in partnership with schools and churches. One great way is to help schools engage with the nationally known Prayer Spaces in Schools.
Inclusive quiet spaces to think about big questions and have space to just be.
Raise can deliver an introduction and training for your staff and help the whole school community engage with the experience.
"A fabulous opportunity for pupils to explore their concept of spirituality and reflection of the world around them. Thought-provoking and an establishment of a longer term opportunity for the pupils in our school."
Keith Wright : Head Teacher, The Federation of Bawdeswell & North Elmham Schools : Prayer Space
RAISE can come in and lead your collective worship / assembly for the school.
RAISE will use a variety of story telling methods including puppets, quizzes, costumed drama, object lessons and videos.
"The children in my school always look forward to Andy's visits for Collective Worship. Through a range of different presentation styles, he manages to enthuse the children from start to finish. He presents familiar biblical material and other related issues in a way that is fresh, up to date and fun. I have no reservations in recommending Andy as a great resource to enhance Collective Worship in any primary school."
Elisabeth Louis : School Teacher, Barnham Broom Primary School : Collective Worship
....a 5-11s kids ministry based in Norfolk, set up and led by Andy Jones with 4 amazing trustees