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Medium Ideas are aimed at congregations who are looking to expand their service within their local school. Many of these ideas require regular commitment from the congregation and are ideal for people with more time on their hands.

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Start an SU Group


Many schools across Scotland have groups that meet over lunchtime or after school which look at exploring the Christian Faith. SU Scotland runs over 450 of these “SU Groups” in both Primary and Secondary schools across the country. Each group is different but they all aim to create a safe place where every pupil (of any faith or none) is welcomed and respected; a place where Christian values are modelled.

The groups offer young people the chance to ask questions about the Christian faith, bring friends, share ideas and enjoy time together. Through storytelling, open discussions, encouraging questions and exploring the Bible pupils are invited to discover where faith can play a part in individual lives and the community.

Some groups gather and pupils bring their lunch to eat together, before moving on to some fun activities; some last 15-20mins, whilst others are an hour at the end of the school day. Groups are led by school staff, senior pupils, parents or other church volunteers or youth workers - anyone in whom the school and SU Scotland have confidence. It’s a weekly commitment involving a bit of preparation and a lunch hour (or a different time slot after school) in your local school.

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Golden Time Clubs

Golden Time is run by many schools as a special time at the end of the week for pupils to engage in a different learning activity. It is often a reward for good behaviour, and can be limited if behaviour has been poor.  Schools like to provide a range of options, and what you might offer is only limited by your skills and imagination. Examples include: knitting, sketching, dance, Bible story-telling club, model making, athletics, baking, sign-language, growing vegetables, film making, chess, face-painting.

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Open the Book

Open the Book offers a structured programme of themed and dramatised Bible stories that fits comfortably into primary assemblies.  Volunteers use drama, mime, costume and props (and possibly staff and pupils) to tell stories in a way that is lively, engaging and informative,  initially from the “Lion Storyteller Bible.” This is “topped and tailed” by comments and a prayer from the Open the Book materials. A Headteacher may request a time of reflection instead of a prayer, which should be observed. It could also be used in an RME lesson.

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Starting an SU Group

Christian groups over lunchtime or after school are often - but not always - called “SU Groups” or “Scripture Union Groups.” There are around 400 such groups in Scotland.

SU Groups vary from group to group, but you’d expect to see a friendly welcome to any and every young person, not just the Church goers. You’d expect a focus on “exploring the Bible” in an engaging way; and you’d expect it to be fun. You might also expect food as members eat their lunch while the group gathers.

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