God's message spreads in West Norfolk schools
CROWNS Trust have been taking the good news into schools in West Norfolk throughout the year using a variety of methods ranging from a cutting-edge multi-media exhibition to old-fashioned storytelling by dedicated volunteers.
Christians Reaching Out in West Norfolk Schools (CROWNS Trust) is an umbrella organisation enabling Christian outreach to all schools in the area, representing all denominations.
CROWNS directly provides schools workers to local schools to take acts of collective worship and support RE lessons. It acts as an umbrella organisation facilitating events such as the TBWNN Concert at St John's Kings Lynn, Vauxhall Summer Camp and Holiday Clubs.
CROWNS works with other organisations such as Counties to facilitate initiatives and exhibitions in schools such as Life Expo, a multi-media experience which focuses on the life of Jesus. It aims to help people to understand what Christians believe about Jesus and enables questioning and exploration of the life of Jesus as well as encouraging people to consider the impact in today’s world. Life Expo will be coming back in January 2012.
Open the Book is regularly used in local schools. This is a free programme of themed and dramatised Bible stories, each around 10 minutes long that fit comfortably into assembly times in schools. The teams of volunteer storytellers use drama, mime, props, costume, even the children and staff themselves, to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging, informative and great fun for everyone involved!
CROWNS Trust also has a role with helping children make the transition from primary to secondary schools with familiar faces and copies of the booklet "It's Your Move."
CROWNS is financially supported by individual Christians and churches from most major denominations across West Norfolk. Volunteers help run the business of the charity and help deliver initiatives and events. Many events would not be possible without volunteer support.
Chair of the charity, Barbara Garry said, “The scope of our work and the demand for our schools workers keeps on growing”.
Self Harm Training in King’s Lynn
It is thought that 1 in 10 young people will self-harm by the age of 16. When you meet that 1 in 10 will you know what to say? Would you know where to direct them for help? Would you know why it could be happening to them?
Selfharm.co.uk is taking its training programme on tour, enabling smaller organisations and individuals to get involved where the in-house training may not be feasible. This training would suit youth workers, teachers, counsellors and anyone else who has professional involvement with young people.
Date: 9 March 2012
Venue: The Kings Centre, Kings Lynn, PE30 1QD
Time: 9.30 to 4.00pm