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Helping primary schools engage with Christianity

Since 1986 we’ve supported primary schools with assemblies, clubs and RE lessons. We are linked with nearly 100 schools in South London and the South East.

We have warm and professional relationships with headteachers and staff in the schools we visit. Our presence is a vital link between schools and local churches.

We write our own material. Much of it is freely available for you to access, use and adapt. Everything on this site is tried and tested. We know it works because we have used it ourselves.

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Small People - Big Stories

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This series reminds us that God used a number of children and young people.  Some of them did amazing things and lived amazing lives.  Others did very ordinary things and lived very ordinary lives. However, each of them had a story to tell that was significant enough to be included in one of the most important texts in history – the Bible.

Old Stories for Young Minds

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This very story based assembly pack includes ideas and suggestions about how these stories can be told. Let’s be imaginative and take ourselves out of our comfort zone for these assemblies. That way you will end up with a much more engaging series of assemblies, with different learning styles being catered for. If you have further ideas about how to tell these stories, please share them.

Get Involved

Demand for Spinnaker's input has always outweighed our resources.  If you have something to offer Spinnaker as a volunteer, come and have a chat.

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What we’re thinking – team blogs

A bit like Marmite

Marmite

If one were to read all the various papers that have been written and published over the past couple of years on the theme of ‘should schools have collective worship?’ you would get the picture that there are two opinion groups, a bit like the pro or against Marmite debate. So when it comes to school collective worship, some love it, and some hate it!

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Sowing Seed

On holiday over the summer, we took a borrowed campervan, our bikes and spent much of our time cycling alongside French canals and visiting coffee shops! France definitely (from my limited geographical research) has the best coffee shops in all the world. One particular coffee shop in Saulieu in the Dordogne region of France was simply wonderful!

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Time and Space

Perhaps it is a result of too much Sci-Fi, but the expression ‘time and space’ tried to capture the unlimited size and scope of the universe. However, in our real world, both are limited. Both sought after. Both somewhat fundamental for life.

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Hot topic

Daily news reports remind us that we live in challenging times. We are facing big issues and religious faith is a very hot topic.

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