Calderside Learning Community Chaplaincy Team are delighted to offer tried and tested resources for others to use and adapt for their own setting. These have been created and used with all the associated primary schools for Calderside Academy in Blantyre.
See below to order your copy. A small charge is made for these professionally printed resources to cover our costs and help to fund future work with young people in our area.
Enjoy the resources!
Rev Sarah Ross, Blantyre Old Parish Church Rev Lindsay Turnbull, Hamilton Trinity Parish Church Rev Steve Younger, High Blantyre Baptist Church with Jen Robertson (Schools and Churches Youth Development Worker for Hamilton Presbytery and Scripture Union Scotland)
Bubblegum 'n' Fluff: A Christmas Event for Primary 6
Sometimes it feels that there is more fluff than substance to Christmas time and that the deeper meaning of Christmas is lost. Bubblegum 'n' Fluff provides churches and chaplains a way to help Primary 6 children to uncover the real message of Christmas, the celebration of God's incarnation in the person of Jesus.
Event duration is 2 hours. Features games, sketch, spontaneous drama, craft ideas, storytelling, theme song, worksheets, and much more.
Feedback from teaching staff:
"The pupils were fully engaged throughout and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the workshop especially the puppets!" "The activities were appropriate, enjoyable and motivating." "It was a great way to get the children thinking about the Christmas story outwith the December mayhem of school!" "The children were involved in the storytelling which captivated their interest totally and definitely enriched their understanding." "Very engaged pupils." "Loved the gift of the candles." "Super planning, organisation and execution of excellent engaging activities." "I liked the idea of getting all the fluff off Christmas to see what's underneath." "Great mix of grouped activities and good collaboration/sharing of materials." "A fabulous morning."
Bubblegum 'n' Fluff Resource Pack includes a full-colour Planning and Resource Booklet with full details, including photos, and photocopiable resources for creating a similar event. A CD-ROM including a short video presentation from a Bubblegum 'n' Fluff event, musical backing track and recorded puppet sketch, scripts and useful images for direct printing.
The Easter Code: Can You Crack It? An Easter Event for Primary 7
Following the success of Bubblegum 'n' Fluff, Calderside Learning Community Chaplaincy Team created an event for Primary 7 children that explores the events of Easter.
The key element of this event was taking groups of children on a journey through the last week of Jesus' life by exploring five different places and events: the last supper, foot washing, garden of Gethsemane, crowds gathered outside Pilate's Palace, and Golgotha. In doing so the children gained the 'keys' to help them unlock why the Easter Story is still celebrated and important today.
The Easter Code allows space for reflection on some of the difficult issues that surround this last week: from questions of betrayal and peer pressure to grief and sacrifice. The event ends with the celebration of the power of love to overcome all that would attempt to deny God's love, as shown on Easter Day.
Event duration is 2 hours.
Features games, mime, spontaneous drama, video, craft ideas, discussion, storytelling, music suggestions, and much more.
This resource is now available. Online orering below.
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Bubblegum 'n' Fluff Resource Pack
Bubblegum 'n' Fluff Resource Book
The Easter Code Resource Pack
Includes the 24 page full colour Resource Book with all the information you need to plan a Christmas event for Primary 6 children, plus a CD-ROM with helpful files including audio backing tracks, worksheets for printing locally and a short sample movie from a Bubblegum 'n' Fluff event.
£6 (plus £2 P&P)
A 24 page full colour Resource Book containing all the information you need to plan a Christmas event for Primary 6 children.
£5 (plus £2 P&P)
A full colour 28 page Resource Book containing information on planning and hosting an Easter event for Primary 7 children. Comes with CD-ROM including powerpoint, scripts, images and movie samplers from an Easter Code event.
£6 (plus £2 P&P)
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery of those items available now.
If you would prefer not to use an online ordering service, then please let us know which packs or books you require and write a cheque payable to "Calderside Learning Community Chaplaincy Team" for the total amount due.
This can be sent to Church Office, Blantyre St Andrew's Parish Church of Scotland, Church Street, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 0NY.