Developing links with community partners and schools is key to growing children and youth work. This page shares ideas for activities, assemblies and useful contacts to encourage that relationship-building, and to share the Christian message with pupils.


12 ways for churches and schools to engage with each other

This simple resource offers 12 ways that churches can start to engage with their local school – even non-church schools. It also offers schoola ways to begin their engagement with their local church.

Download 12 Ways for Churches and Schools here


CSI: Easter resource

CSI: Easter is an engaging, hands-on workshop designed to enable pupils in key stage 2 to discover the beliefs behind the Christian festival.

Through investigation, scientific experimentation, codebreaking, fingerprinting and evidence packs, pupils learn about the events of Good Friday and discover why the garden tomb was empty on Easter Sunday morning. The resource includes a planning book, pupil booklet and video clips to provide all the information, ideas and resources needed for you to run, lead and host the project in your church, worship space or local school.

The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

The SDBE supports 105 schools and academies, colleges and universities across the Diocese of Southwark. It provides training, professional advice, resources, guidance and pastoral support.

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Other resources

The South London Church Fund and Southwark Diocese Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee (No. 236594).
Registered Office: Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW. Registered Charity: (No. 249678).

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