Engage – Taking the Gospel into Schools

It has been a challenging time through lockdown, but Engage have been busy behind the scenes. To this end they have created the attached very short video, in which they share Engage’s journey through COViD so far and express their deepest gratitude for all support.

Each year there are a number of key activities you support Engage with, this year one of the biggest impacts has been through online provision of  It’s Your Move for Year 6 pupils,  reaching over 900 students – here is what one of the schools said:

“More than ever this year, our year 6 children have needed reassurance about the transition from Junior school to High School. The children have spent their last term with us in very different circumstances: they have been taught by unfamiliar teachers, who themselves were unfamiliar with the transition needs of the children, having not taught year 6 before. In addition, the children have not been able to visit their new schools, or to speak to the staff.  Engaging with ‘Engage’ and the ‘It’s Your Move’ scheme has been invaluable, both for the children and their teachers. Having the books delivered and working on them together has helped the children to understand that the emotions they are feeling are ‘normal’ and it has relieved most of their fear and anxiety, so they can now look forward to a positive transition to their new schools. Thank you, Shelley and the team.”  Mrs Bayliss, Head of Year 6 Horsell Junior School

Our Theme for 2020

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be Courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13-14