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|Mission Champion||Jose & Colin Taylor|
Spinnaker provide support for Christian collective worship and religious education in local primary schools. They have 12 hubs in SE England including one in Epsom, where the team includes members of Christ Church. Spinnaker aim to assist in building confident links between schools and local churches.
Activities include stimulating assemblies, RE lessons and special presentations. Helpers also run voluntary “Fish” clubs during the lunch break, with bible stories and Sunday school style activities.
Spinnaker aim to serve each school they visit by working to the highest professional standards. Their teaching materials are of professional standard and present the stories, events and messages of the bible in a way that children understand and find interesting.
They are also involved in training teachers and consultation on RE and Collective Worship. In addition they help to facilitate regional conferences for Christian schools workers.
SMSC: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is part of the national curriculum. Besides religious education, it covers citizenship, including British values. Schools have welcomed Spinnaker’s contributions to both of these topics.
“Experience Easter”: In 2016 the Epsom team took this special presentation into local primary schools. Groups of children travelled through various activities, experiencing sights and sounds representing the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. The feedback from schools has been exceptionally positive, with comments that the school “was buzzing with it” and children commenting that “it brought the story to life”.
As a result the team were invited to run special “Moving On” events for those due to transfer to secondary schools. These were based around the story of Joseph and again proved very popular with the children.