SYM aim to offer stimulating lessons supporting the RE and PSHE curricula. These lessons are tailored to your school's individual requirements and can cover subjects as diverse as Christian Worship, Abortion, Religious Experience and Euthanasia.
We have also been involved in specialist events such as Relationships Days and Philosophy Debates. We can also call on local youth pastors to support us on particular subjects, such as Drugs and Alcohol abuse.
We have developed a prayer space that can be brought into school and set up in a classroom. The facility is then used over a period of three to five days for all RE lessons. We explore prayer through a variety of creative stations encouraging pupils to think about the world, their family, their identity, leaving an impression, sorry, thank you etc. Additional stations are added according to the season or specific stations, as requested by the school, can be considered/developed.
"The Re:Fresh prayer space was an amazing event run between 14th-17th December 2015 for us by our friends at Schools’ Youth Ministry. Classes in years 7-12 had the opportunity to visit the Youth Centre adjacent to the school and explore the numerous prayer spaces that had been set up. Stations included an opportunity to express hope for the future, both for individuals and groups facing difficulties around the world. Pupils could also reflect on their own identity and what makes them unique. Other stations included reflecting on what we are thankful for and an area to quieten the mind and achieve a state of calm. Finally, pupils could write on the graffiti wall any questions they would ask God if they ever had the chance to meet Him. The session was designed in a way that encouraged pupils to reflect and explore their own feelings as part of the school’s SMSC (Spriritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision and was accessible for people of all faiths, including those who do not consider themselves to be religious. Once again, we would like to thank SYM for such an enriching and fulfilling experience. Pupils have all expressed how much they enjoyed the experience enormously".
Mrs N Morrish
Head of Department, Moulsham High School
Since 2012, SYM have been developing their mentoring program within schools. The SYM team, which is supported by volunteers, works alongside the school Pastoral team to help support some more of their more vulnerable students. The mentors meet with students on a weekly basis offering a safe, supportive environment. This provides time and space for the students to work through some of the issues they are facing and helps them to explore possible ways of positively moving forward.