Our Projects Officer, Victoria Goodman, has worked for the charity for over 10 years, she has developed an excellent reputation in providing RE-themed story-telling sessions and workshops which are inclusive for children of all faiths and none.
The Trust offers a programme of story-telling sessions and workshops, which are delivered by Victoria, to primary schools within our area of benefit which support the delivery of RE and can be booked in advance to help schools with planning ahead.
“The children were fully engaged with the story and we’ve actually been continuing the theme through to today. Many thanks and we look forward to our next workshop”.
Reception Teacher, Pentecost workshop
“We have very much enjoyed and appreciated Victoria’s visits to our school. We very much appreciate the support of CSOC.”
The available sessions cover a range of themes including Harvest, Advent, Epiphany, Lent and Pentecost, however Victoria can also provide bespoke stories suited to a school’s particular needs.
All sessions last around 1 hour and consist of a story, wondering (where children reflect on the story) and creative response. Sessions can be delivered to just one class or the whole school and can be offered as an assembly approach.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed having Victoria in this year. The children gaze in awe throughout her session; they are a pleasure to be a part of.”
Victoria is also involved with the Spiritual Child website and the workshops Victoria provides have grown out of the story trails which can be found on their website: http://www.spiritualchild.co.uk/index.html
- Easter story trail http://www.spiritualchild.co.uk/schooleastertrail.html
- Pentecost story trail http://www.spiritualchild.co.uk/schoolpentecosttrail.html
- Christmas story trail http://www.spiritualchild.co.uk/schoolchristmastrail.html
The Trust has previously run interactive exhibitions, led by Victoria, for children to learn more about aspects of faith. The exhibitions are hosted by a Cambridge church.
Previous exhibitions include:
Into the Wilderness – Spring 2019
During the season of Lent Christians get ready to celebrate the great mystery of Easter. Sometimes they go into the desert, but often that is not possible. So often they remember the stories of people who went into the desert. Some Christians give things up or try to live simpler lives. Some Christians pray and try to make a desert inside their mind, so they can come close to God. Children heard three stories about people who went into the wilderness; Mary of Egypt (went into wilderness over the River Jordan, like Jesus), Saint Brendan (went into a watery wilderness), Mildred Cable (went into the Gobi Desert.)
Creation – Spring 2020
Christians believe that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God looked at it all and saw that it was very good: light, water, land and green and growing things; sun, moon. Christian, Jewish and Muslim people believe that this is our world – God’s loving gift of creation – given to each one of us. The exhibition focused on the stories of God’s prophet (Jeremiah), some stories of Jesus and some word pictures from the prophet Isaiah and the apostle Paul. The children were encouraged to think about the stories and the world around them.
- Seeing You, Seeing Me: Encountering God’ Exhibition – Lent 2018
- Creation – Autumn 2018
- The Prophets – Remembrance and Hope – Nov 2017
Shed for Lent
‘Shed for Lent’ was a schools’ exhibition held in St Philip’s Church, Cambridge.
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