I support/teach in a state school and the other day we were visited by a boyband. I popped in at the end of one of their sessions and heard them say "be faithful and don't forget to visit our website!" to the wildly enthusiastic hall full of 13 and 14 year old girls and boys.
Christian evangelist project springs to mind? Think again! While the Catholic Education Service and the Bishops of England and Wales are busy letting Catholic schoolchildren find out what Connexions have to offer:
this is how Inju5tice are guiding our British schoolchildren to Be Faithful...
We have no money for luxuries like textbooks, photocopying or building maintenance in British schools, or time to teach them how to pray - gone is the pretence to even bother with collective worship -
but schools up and down the country are edutaining schoolchildren including Catholics thus during the hot summer months presumably at the expense of the taxpayer:
- Jul 8
INJU5TICE LATEST TOUR NEWS. The School Tour just grows and grows . ... Many a "Long Long Way From Home" from Southampton to Scotland, check out our tour ... Summer Festivals and Pride Events including Leeds, Newcastle and Nottingham. ...
What company we keep:
The Royal Masonic School for girls
join several schools around the country including the following Catholic schools in putting Child Exploitation and Online Protection at the top of their priority list
Cardinal Heenan High school in Liverpool interestingly their online contact facility has been temporarily suspended, but their contact page at the bottom has info about their school radio sessions - they'll be able to relive the concert on Friday - would be interesting to hear their reactions
St Bernards Rotheram maybe you might like to ask the headteacher, David Bulter, exactly how he is helping the catholic children in his care to be faithful to the words "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full" as per their school homepage.
St John Fisher High Peterborough speak to the governors including Fr David Jennings their Parish Priest and Parent Champion evidently! See if it makes any difference!!
Students at St John Fisher in Peterborough will be getting a taste of non-liturgical entertainment at 12pm this Monday, 12th July 2010 (their headteacher's award to Dr Ian Paisley for a laugh on this auspicious day)
The Bishop of East Anglia doesn't have an email, but he has a child protection officer with an online email facility:
Diocese of East Anglia Bishop: Right Rev Michael Evans M.Th.
The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7SH
Tel: (01508) 492202 Fax: 01508 495358
Diocesan Child Protection Coordinator
Mrs Barbara Warwick
Tel: (01362) 699015
while those at Cardinal Heenan in Liverpool will be getting the indoctrination on Wednesday, 15th July 2010 at 1pm
Diocese of Liverpool
Archbishop The Most Reverend Patrick A Kelly
Lowood, Carnatic Road
Tel: 0151 724 6398
Fax: 0151 724 6405
whereas St Barnards students have already been entertained on 29th June 2010
Hallam Diocese Bishop
Rt Rev John Rawsthorne
Bishop's House, 75, Norfolk Road, Sheffield S2 2SZ
Tel & Fax: 0114 278 7988
E mail: email@example.com
Image source above from Changing Voices: An Approach to Adolescent Voice Training (unconnected to this post)