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Check it Out, Salisbury

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Aug, 2014 02:50 PM

The inaugural Check-it-Out at Sarum Academy, a week of activities and events led in partnership with local Christian charity The Bridge, took place recently.

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Taste onstage

Essex-based band 'Taste', part of the Viz-A-Viz Ministries charity, worked with Academy pupils in lessons and enrichment, as well as delivering assemblies throughout the week.

Activities and events were designed to engage pupils with core Christian values and explore the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of their education.

Other activities included an inter-school 5-aside football tournament organised by sixth form BTEC PE pupils and supported by Academy partners Salisbury FC, the Bridge and local Clergy members. There was also a ‘Bake-Off’ where pupils and community members made cakes to share in ‘Chill-Out’ time.

A Sanctuary was created for pupils, staff and members of The Bridge, local Clergy and community  to meet and discuss faith and how it affects young people today. It proved to be a popular hangout.

Sarum Academy Deputy Principal Tricia Friskney-Adams said: “The Academy has a strong partnership with The Bridge and is delighted to host this exciting range of activities. Our pupils appreciate the fact that there is always someone they can turn to for help and this week will only enhance that provision.”

Joy Clark from Taste commented, "The students clearly benefitted from such a broad experience of the Christian faith, not only taught in lessons but demonstrated as they were allowed to meet and mix with Christians from the local community as well as further afield. Thank you so much for this opportunity to meet and teach these students who engaged with all that we did. They were, without exception, enthusiastic, polite, grateful and co-operative. They asked intelligent questions and joined in all that was asked of them. They are a real credit to the school."

Schools Development Worker Suzy Bower said, "It has always been part of the plan to build on the week through my weekly ‘chaplaincy day’ in the school but equally important, we are now launching a weekly lunchtime ‘Check It Out’ club to continue the discussions on life, God and spiritual issues."

Sarum Academy website
The Bridge website 
Taste on Facebook 

Further information
Contact Suzy Bower: 07999 436299, 

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