Returning to secondary work in schools and college after lockdowns has been exciting, daunting, and fun. Christian Unions, mentoring students and providing pastoral support to staff have all resumed. It’s great to be back sharing the Christian message through loving and caring for others.
Is it a restart or a new start? Now we have resumed activities, the students who come to these activities want to explore more recent events such as climate activism, the “black lives matter” movement, gender identity, the pandemic and “what does the Bible say about all this?” It is a privilege to talk to wonderful young people about these matters.
It’s a new start for us as well as we welcome Carrie, who has joined us for this academic year as a schools mentor to support the wellbeing of young people in schools, and with new youth workers from supporting churches.
To meet the needs of this new start, as well as continuing to cover the assembly dramas we take into primary schools, we will be looking in the new year to recruit a part time schools worker to get involved with our various activities in schools. In the meantime we would also love to hear from anyone who feels called to volunteer with Engage, whether on a regular or an occasional basis, as there are lots of different aspects of our work (many “behind the scenes”) for which volunteers are vital. We welcome new Trustees to join us too.
If there’s something that interests you, or you have a skill you could offer us, please contact Shelley for a coffee and chat. We’d love to hear from you!
We are a local Christian charity which is passionate about taking the Christian message into schools in and around Woking. Our mission is to share God’s love with children and teenagers throughout their school life, supporting and inspiring them through faith and hope. We work collaboratively with local churches, and the community to help build and strengthen connections with our local schools.
Working with over 30 Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as Woking College, our dedicated team of schools workers, volunteers and church Youth Workers deliver a wide variety of age-appropriate and accessible activities to help bring the Bible to life, including drama-led assemblies in Primary Schools and small group mentoring and pastoral care for both pupils and staff in our Secondary Schools.