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Saying Goodbye To Greg

- Understanding Bereavement at Foundation, KS1 and KS2

by Christine Chapman


Saying Goodbye to Greg looks at what happens when a child tragically and suddenly dies as a result of an accident. The book is written in story-form, providing a true to life situation and yet is a resource to help teachers handle what they perhaps never expect to deal with. The chapter headings are revealing and include Children’s attitudes to death, When a school is bereaved, Explanations about heaven and eternal life, and many more. Here is a book to help through all the difficulties of finding a balance between coping with the school day and allowing children time and space to grieve. The role of counselling, Memorial services and longer term suggestions to facilitate moving on are also discussed.

Review by Publisher's notes  (28/01/05)
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Price: £7.99
Publisher: Barnabas imprint of BRF
Published: 21 May 2004
ISBN: 1-841-01210-6

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Story Assemblies For The School Year

- 36 Assemblies With Five-Minute Stories, Teacher's Notes And RE Follw-up

by Edward J Carter


Story Assemblies for the School Year contains just what the title states. Edward Carter has a proven track-record of storytelling with primary age children and here the stories are essentially parables about God and events in the Bible creatively to enable children to engage with the big story of God's love for the world.

The book is divided into six themes each with six stories which can be used on a weekly basis.

The themes are God's Creation, the message of the Old Testament prophets, stories about Christian values, the story of Holy Week and Easter, Jesus' resurrection and ascension, and the journeys of the apostle Paul.

This is another useful resource for teachers who are looking for easily useable material for RE lessons or assemblies.

Extra useful resources can be found at www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/extra-resources">www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/extra-resources  



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Review by Graham Wise  (29/09/14)
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Price: £8.99
Publisher: Barnabas imprint of BRF
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 978-0-857-46227-5

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The Story of REinspired

- Developing Creative Partnerships Between Churches and Schools

by David Skinner, Paul Haynes and Jane Earl


Taking the key principles in developing a purposeful relationship between the local church and local schools, this book offers experienced insight to inspire more creative approaches to engaging with schools and resourcing RE sessions. The first part takes measurable steps to focus on getting started from a realistic starting point, remaining open to what the working relationship brings forth as respect deepens and partnership emerges. Having that understanding in place, the second part looks at how to apply it to the activities with children; it includes an appendix of session ideas and helpfully addresses some of the challenges that are always present when working with children. Most chapters conclude with reflective questions to prompt the reader to think further and consider these issues in the context of their own setting. Throughout the book the story of the original group of churches that became REinspired helps remind readers that this is tried and tested, whilst encouraging other churches to take positive steps to begin the journey for themselves.

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Review by Siân Hancock  (16/08/11)
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Price: £8.99
Publisher: Barnabas imprint of BRF
Published: 18 February 2011
ISBN: 978-1-841-01771-6

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