Below are some recommended websites which we think are useful for those who work in youth ministry in schools:
NEW! Icebreakers instructions, games and team building activities for various sized groups, are downloadable for free from this site.
Colour and Shape is a fantastic website with loads of great resources to inspire creativity in celebrating and praying with the seasons in the liturgical year.
Light Up Ice Cubes are a great piece of equipment to have, which glow when in contact with cold liquids. Great for a reconciliation service or to illustrate Jesus as the light of the world.
Assemblies.org.uk provides ready to use assemblies on a range of topics and broken down by key stage.
vcat - Video Catechism offers the video catechism for teens. All videos are easily downloadable and ready to use.
worship house media is a great website where you can buy or download for free resources for creative church such as videos, worship tracks, countdowns and backgrounds.
Kenelm Chaplaincy is Birmingham diocese's website for chaplaincy. Check out the resources section for some great ideas.
moo.com is a website where you can design and print cards of different sizes for different purposes. You also don't have to print the same design on them all so could be a great place to get scripture cards to hand out at the end of a session.
Prayer spaces in Schools - help to set up creative prayer rooms in primary and secondary schools, to make prayer simple and accessible to children and young people.
Make lunch is a charity that encourages churches and communities to help bridge the holiday hunger gap for young people. Read about their great work and find out how you can get involved.
Selfharm.co.uk are a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self harm, providing a safe space to talk and training for those who care for those young people.
Know my story is a movement of young people who are simply sharing their personal stories which express a hope in God. They have several resources based around the stories.
Romance Academy is a nationwide sex and relationships education initiative that provide training and resources to aid discussing relationships with young people. They have a free resource and you can order relationship playing cards with fantastic questions to aid discussions on relationships and values.
Catholic Arts and Crafts - for a how to guide in how to create a Pentecost Pinwheel or a First holy Communion Banner, step by step instructions on how to make cupcake toppers or paper Sacred and Immaculate Hearts! Run by a mother of 9 children there are fantastic, creative ideas on here for every season of the church.
Catholicyouthwork.com - share ideas and ask for help with fellow Chaplains nationally on this great forum
schoolswork.co.uk - provide excellent resources, inspiration and training for Christian schools work
Retreat Days and Interactive Prayer - offer retreat days for young people and young adults and an interactive prayer experience for your event. The basic instructions to the interactive prayer are listed on the website so perhaps you could use them to inspire your own ideas.
NORES - Northampton Religious Education Services offers guidance as to how Catholic schools should conduct themselves so as to live out the vision we have for educating our young people.
CYMFed - The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation is a national organisation which seeks to help shape and support Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales. They run events and provide training and resources.