We offer a range of lessons for the classroom, plus training for teachers:
The Quest children’s team lead collective worship/school assemblies in over 70 schools. Our collective worship includes a variety of storytelling techniques, object lessons, puppets, magic tricks as well as lively songs to help bring Bible stories to life.
These engaging techniques help children to reflect upon the moral values taught through the Bible stories, as well as explore what Christian believe. The Quest children’s team have delivered many acts of collective worship, assemblies during Ofsted inspections which have all had glowing feedback.
This is what Head teacher Steve Bower from Codnor Community has to say about Valley CIDS involvement in his school:
“Valley CIDS are a superb support to our school. We have the highest quality (and 100% reliable) half-termly Collective Worship; a scheduled follow-up lesson from the collective worship theme tailored to each year group in turn; special themed days e.g. Prayer Day and Easter; and useful advice on contacts and resources. I am touch with a number of local schools who echo my positive comments. Valley CIDS actually had a mention in our “Good” SIAS Report: “Pupils speak with enthusiasm about visitors who lead Collective Worship.”
Valley CiDS offer a variety of interactive workshops. All workshops are suitable for children in key stage 1 and 2 and aim to explore different aspects of the Christian faith.
Each workshop requires the use of the school hall or a large class room to present a variety of visual/ interactive displays and lasts approximately 40- 45 minutes per class. This normally means that Valley CIDS would spend a whole day or half a day with a school delivering a number of sessions. The cost of a full day RE workshop is £125 plus travel expenses, half day RE workshop cost £62.50 plus travel expenses.
RE workshops available:
A variety of themes are offered to schools as part of our Teacher Support Package:
2 hour session £150 plus travel costs.
If you require support with other topics please contact Jenny Whittaker on 01773 687979 or via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
We provide a range clubs before and after the school day, plus during break times:
Getting your child’s school day off to a great healthy start. All our Zest clubs are Ofsted registered. We provide breakfast within a safe, caring environment, with qualified staff. Additional activities include games, creative play and craftwork.
Our aim is to provide a healthy nutritional breakfast before the start of the school day. The menu has a ‘hot option’ every day along with fruit, yoghurt, juices or milk, healthy cereals and toast.
Activities include indoor and outdoor play areas.
Families on Working Family Tax Credits can claim up to 70% of childcare costs back. Visit www.direct.gov.uk for more info.
BusyBee and Sodexo child care vouchers accepted.
Clubs are held at the following schools:
‘Investigate’ is a FREE 30-40 minute programme suitable for infant and junior children, which aims through crafts, activity sheets, creative prayer and storytelling to investigate what the Bible has to say about God’s character, Jesus’ life and the Holy Spirit.
‘Investigate’ lunchtime clubs meet during term time in a variety of schools in and around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Investigate Clubs are currently being held in the following schools:
If you would like Valley CIDS to run an ‘Investigate’ club in your local school or you would like your child to attend an ‘Investigate’ lunch club already running in your school, please contact Jenny Whittaker direct on 01773 687979.
Discovery Club is a weekly Christian after school club where, in fun ways, through games, crafts, Bible stories, quizzes, music and creative prayer we aim to learn about Jesus and the Christian faith. We also think about where God fits into our lives and learn how to pray for ourselves and for other people.
Discovery Clubs take place in a variety of schools in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The clubs meet from the end of the school day until 4.30pm/ 4.45pm, depending on individual school requirements. Usually the clubs use the school hall, which allows space and freedom to do a range of energetic activities often including the use of a parachute, ball games etc. There is a small charge of £2 for each session to cover the cost of craft materials/ prizes etc.
Discovery Clubs are staffed by Valley CIDS children’s workers and volunteers from local churches. All staff and volunteers have full enhanced DBS certificates.
Discovery Clubs are currently held in the following schools: