Inviting school children into our church buildings to share our story is a positive move. Younger people, who may not have had hands-on experience of heritage buildings before will often be overwhelmed by the 'wow factor' that your church can offer.
A school visit can be a rewarding exercise for everyone involved – children, teachers, helpers, parents and church volunteers all benefit in the short and longer term.
Our church buildings offer huge potential to schools in terms of resources and space. Churches are generally safe places to work and explore, and churchyards in particular are open spaces but well defined and secure.
While RE might be an obvious topic there are many other subjects our churches can offer for learning. History, Geography, English, Citizenship, Art and Design, Music, Maths and Science are just a few of the options.