Schools & Colleges Spring/Summer 2014
World War One centenary
Brand new lesson plans and activity resources.
A look at the work of The Salvation Find out more about what Army during the Great War. resources are available online and SCHOOLS & COLLEGES EDITION 2 | 1 where to find them.
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Contents Welcome 4 Second edition
Welcome from the schools team to the second edition of our magazine
Features 6 World War One centenary
An overview of some of the work The Salvation Army did during WW1 that will feature in our 100th anniversary resources
Resources 9 Online primary
A look at the free resources that can be accessed on our website for 3-11 year-olds
10 Online secondary
An overview of our free online resources for 11-18 year-olds
11 Other resources
A look at the other resources we offer
Featured lesson resources 13 Mini Missions
William and Catherine cut out activity sheet for 3-5 year-olds
14 Story Bag
An activity introducing community work for KS1
15 What is The Salvation Army? Lesson 6
A new lesson plan for Key Stage 2 pupils about faith in action
16 Is the Bible still relevant today?
A new lesson plan for 11-14 year-olds about Bible teachings and their relevance to our lives today
17 Homlessness discussion
A card sort activity to help 14-16 year-olds express their opinions on the causes of and solutions to homelessness
18 William Booth fact file
An overview of William Booth’s life - a resource for students learning about the start of The Salvation Army
Your schools news 19 What’s happening?
A look at some of the exciting ways you’ve been linking with schools and ways pupils have been supporting us!
Coming up 20 What’s coming up?
Ideas for school visits in the coming months SCHOOLS & COLLEGES EDITION 2
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Welcome Welcome to the second edition of the Schools and Colleges Unit magazine! Our first magazine was well received by teachers and we hope this one will be just as helpful! The purpose of this magazine is to explain some of the teaching resources we have available about the work of The Salvation Army.
Or perhaps you would like to enrich your pupils’ learning experience with a visit from a Salvation Army officer or a trip to your local corps or centre.
These resources can support lessons in Religious Education, Community and History.
If you have any questions about any of the resources or articles in the magazine or about organising a visit, please get in touch with us.
firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7367 4706 The Salvation Army Schools & Colleges Unit 101 Newington Causeway SE1 6BN
We have been making many of our resources available for free online including this magazine. It’s all on our webpage – www.salvationarmy.org. uk/uki/Schools.
The Schools Team Director – Major Stephen Grinsted Secondary Resources Development Officer – Rachel Kane Primary Resources Development Officer – Fiona Johnson Administrative Assistant – Nadine Gordon
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World War One The year 2014 marks the centenary of the start of the Great War, known then as the ‘war to end all wars’. Ceremonies on 4 August will start the four-year programme of national events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The Salvation Army was one of many organisations involved in supporting soldiers during the First World War. The Salvation Army supported the troops on three fronts: on the battlefield, behind the lines and at home. Chaplains and Salvationists risked their lives by being with the troops, sometimes on the actual battlefield. Under the threat of bullets and gas attacks, Salvationists from around the world were among those who helped at the frontline. They worked alongside others by manning first-aid tents and burying the dead. Chaplains from different territories aided troops in a variety of ways – from conducting funeral services and giving compassion, to simply carrying water. A large part of the assistance The Salvation Army gave was to give the soldiers a sense of home, of comfort, to help humanise the men after experiencing the horrors of war. To this end, huts were constructed that served a variety of purposes. These hutaments
were often run by a married couple and were the place to go for a cup of tea and something decent to eat. They delivered an invaluable service of helping to feed the troops by serving home-cooked meals, pies and cakes. The Sunday afternoon ‘big teas’ were very popular and were usually followed by a rousing service. The hutaments became a place to rest, sleep, get clean and recharge. Nobody left without a kind word – and many also left with a loose button sewed back on! When the Americans joined the war in 1917, The Salvation Army in the USA sent teams of carefully selected women as part of the relief. These women proved to be a Godsend and are best remembered for their doughnuts. Easy and cheap to make, the smell of doughnuts reminded the soldiers of better times. The ‘Doughnut Girls’ would serve up a freshly made doughnut with a mug of tea and a smile. The Salvation Army Soldiers’ Rest was a popular place to go to. It was during this time that The Salvation Army earned its affectionate nickname the ‘Sally Anns’. Women Salvationists also visited the wounded in hospital, helping to give comfort, aid and even a piece of chocolate where they could. They helped by letting families know where their men were and assisting when relatives came to visit. They also let families know where their loved ones were buried. Photos or sketches were sent of the grave site as well as some of the flowers that were put on the grave on behalf of the families. Letters from bereaved families show how appreciated this act was. The Salvation Army raised the initial funds themselves – £2,000 – for the first ambulance unit. It was staffed by Salvationists who were also bandsmen. The ambulance unit was run under the supervision of the Red Cross. In fact,
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the Director of Transport wrote wishing for more Salvation Army men to man the ambulances as he was impressed by the ‘extremely satisfactory service which they have, without exception, given in the past’. The bandsmen gave concerts when they could, their audience ranging from 600 to 10,000 people. Soldiers needed to feel connected with their own identity, so keeping soldiers linked to their loved ones was essential. Letter writing was encouraged, as well as sending money to families at home, instead of spending it on less wholesome activities. When soldiers eventually returned home, programmes were implemented to help repatriate the men and to assist with the re-uniting of families at the dockside. A vital part of the centenary celebration is the participation of schools. Teachers are being encouraged to help pupils see the First World War as real events that happened to real people, as opposed to a series of events in a text book. To this end there are plans for schoolchildren to visit battlefields and to discover the impact the Great War had on their local community, as well as around
the world. Today’s children need to understand the sacrifices made in our past, to help shape the future. We are currently developing a series of lessons depicting the humanitarian aspects of The Salvation Army’s work during The Great War. The purpose of these is to help children understand and identify with the hardships that soldiers endured. The WW1 project will be available online from the summer.
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RESOURCES Curriculum linked and beautifully designed, our educational resources equip you with everything you need to lead a fun and memorable learning experience. 8
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Online Primary resources 1
1 Ultimate Church Visit resource pack Resources are available online for free www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/UCV Set of CD and DVD £12.00
2 Signs and Symbols picture cards These cards are part of a free online resource exploring signs and symbols. You can download the symbols picture cards, lesson ideas, a PowerPoint presentation and pupil worksheets to help your class discover how Salvation Army symbols express religious and spiritual ideas. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/scu_re_primary Printed set of picture cards £3.00
4 How Did The Salvation Army Begin? A PowerPoint presentation and script based around the early days of The Salvation Army and William Booth. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/schools-history
5 The Salvation Army at Work in the Community A PowerPoint presentation and teaching resources to support assemblies and lessons based on Community. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/scu_primary_community
6 What is The Salvation Army? A series of lessons to help KS2 children explore different aspects of The Salvation Army. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/scu_primary_community
3 Victorian Photo Collection A history resource about the beginning of The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain based on a series of photographs. Lesson activities and information accompany the images. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/schools-history
7 Hole in My Life A PowerPoint presentation that helps to show a positive image of homeless people – as individuals with potential and something to offer to society. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/scu_primary_community
RESOURCE PACKS Primary/Secondary teacher packs Primary/Secondary pupil packs Ideal for projects or group work
8 Online Seasonal Resources A range of primary assemblies can be downloaded from our website. These include archived favourites and new additions. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/Seasonal_Resources SCHOOLS & COLLEGES EDITION 2
Online Secondary resources 1
1 Hole in my Life
5 Bible resources
Free online resources to help secondary students learn about homelessness and about how The Salvation Army is responding to this issue through projects in the UK and Ireland.
An overview of the Bible and individual Gospel fact files with accompanying discussion questions. These fact files are aimed at students between 16-18 who are studying Christian beliefs and ethics courses.
2 Faith Hope Love Downloadable PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans and activities to help pupils learn more about the beliefs, work and history of The Salvation Army. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/FaithHopeLove
3 Global Issues
6 Wealth and Poverty These downloadable resources allow you to lead an engaging and thought-provoking lesson on Wealth and Poverty that enables pupils to reflect on their own viewpoint and learn more about what The Salvation Army believes and does in this area. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/povertyresources
A range of secondary school resources surrounding issues of injustice around the world and the work of The Salvation Army in fighting against injustice.
Resources to help secondary school students engage with the history of The Salvation Army. These resources allow pupils to find out more about how The Salvation Army started, as well as learn about the lives of William and Catherine Booth.
4 Seasonal resources
8 Jesus’ Life and Teachings
These include assembly and lesson plans with accompanying PowerPoint presentations. Why not take a look at what’s coming up?
Online resources for Key Stage 3 students about the life and teachings of Jesus. An opportunity for students to investigate and reflect upon Jesus’ parables, miracles, death and resurrection.
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2. LINK DVD A DVD for secondary schools featuring short films about homelessness, addictions, street work and prison work, taken from The Salvation Army’s DVD magazine series LINK. Each film features a different Salvation Army project or centre and lots of real-life stories. Price: £7.00 3. What is The Salvation Army? An A5 booklet designed for KS2 explaining the work of The Salvation Army. Accompanying lessons are available online. Price: Booklet 20p A2 Poster FREE (P&P on multiple orders)
6 1. Set of six posters Basic posters showing different aspects of The Salvation Army. Price: FREE (P&P on multiple orders)
4. Faith Hope Love A leaflet aimed for secondary pupils which helps them think about how The Salvation Army uses these values. Price: Leaflet 10p Set of four A3 posters FREE (P&P on multiple orders) 5. Frontline DVD A 17-minute introduction to The Salvation Army, showing Christian faith in action. Recommended for 13+ years. Lesson ideas to accompany the DVD are available to download from our website.
7. Stickers Stickers for corps school visits and other events.
Mini-Missions stickers (6 designs) UCV stickers (1 design) Community stickers (4 designs)
8. Red Shield Badges These 25mm badges are great for school visits, community events or fundraising.
Pack of 10 Pack of 30
Price: £1.25 Price: £3.00
6. Pray for Schools Postcards Prayer postcards for corps prayer events, Christian clubs or prayer spaces in schools. Price: FREE (P&P on multiple orders) SCHOOLS & COLLEGES EDITION 2
Lesson Resources All of our lesson resources have been created by teachers, and are designed to fit the National Curriculum, ready for teachers or Salvation Army workers to use to teach. To see our full selection of lesson resources, visit our website.
William and Catherine cut-out 3-5 years This resource is part of the Story Zone from our mini-missions range of resources aimed at 3- to 5-year-olds. Children can colour in and, with an adult’s help, cut out and create their own little play theatre. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/mini-missions-story
KS1 Story bag 5-7 years This script is part of Ultimate Church Visit. It introduces the community work of The Salvation Army to younger children using language and props that will appeal to them. This resource is easily adaptable for class visits or assemblies. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/community-zone
What is The Salvation Army? Lesson plan 7-11 years This Faith in Action lesson is the last of a series of six lessons introducing primary school children to the beliefs, history and work of The Salvation Army. To download the accompanying resources go to the primary teachers section of our website. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/whatisthesalvationarmy
Is the Bible still relevant today? 11-14 years This lesson encourages pupils to engage with Bible teachings, reflect on their meanings and express if they think they are relevant to their lives today. To download the accompanying resources take a look at our website. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/secondarybible
Homelessness Discussion Activity 14-16 years Hole in My Life is a resource about homelessness and the work of The Salvation Army. This activity encourages pupils to reflect on and express their own opinions on the causes of and solutions to homelessness. To see our other Hole in My Life resources visit the homelessness page on our website. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/Homelessness
William Booth fact file 16-18 years This fact file gives students an overview of William Booth’s life, ideal for teaching and discussion about how The Salvation Army began. To view other history resources take a look at the secondary history section of our website. www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/secondaryhistory 12
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Ages 4 - 7
KS1 Story Bag Members of The Salvation Army believe that being part of a community is important. They also believe that part of their job as the Church is to care for and love people who live in the community, especially those people who are often forgotten. We’re going to find out what The Salvation Army does (in this community and) in communities all over the United Kingdom and Ireland. We have a story bag with some objects or clues inside to help us. With each clue or object we pick out of the bag we will meet a different person in the community and hear their story. Invite a pupil to take an object out of the bag and either hold it or place it where everyone can see it. If you have time, ask pupils what they think the object might have to do with The Salvation Army’s work, and then read the part of the script relating to the object. Repeat for each object. Teapot My name is Rose. On Monday afternoon the minister from The Salvation Army comes to visit me at home. I’m quite elderly and I find it hard to get out and about now. We sit and have a chat and a cup of tea and catch up on all the week’s news. I tell her about my grandchildren and she fills me in on what’s happening at church. She helps me with the washing up and hangs my washing out to dry. I’m so pleased to see her when she comes because I can’t always get to church and I don’t have many visitors. It can be lonely being stuck at home all the time. Toy Hi! I’m Alisha and I have a two-year-old son. I go to the Salvation Army community centre for the parent-and-toddler group. Lots of parents and carers in the community bring their small children and we have a good time together. The children play with the toys, draw pictures and sing songs while the parents and carers have a cup of tea and chat. I don’t go to church on a Sunday but it’s nice to get to know the ministers and some of the other families who live in our town. Tin of food My name is Albert. Every Tuesday I pop along to The Salvation Army’s lunch club. There are all sorts of people there. Some are elderly, like me. Others are homeless, and some just find it difficult to cook for themselves every day. The staff and 14
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volunteers are very friendly and chat to us while we eat. I’ve made lots of new friends by coming to the lunch club. Item of clothing / shoe Hey, I’m Nadine and I volunteer in the Salvation Army charity shop on my day off from university. People come and donate unwanted clothes and shoes, as well as books, toys and other things. We sort them and then sell them, and the money helps with the other work The Salvation Army does in the community. Charity shops are a great way to reuse and recycle things instead of throwing them away. Any clothes which are too worn out to be sold go to The Salvation Army’s recycling centre. Bible My name is Jimmy. I’ve been in prison for two years. It’s not a good place to be, but every week a Salvation Army minister comes to visit me and the other prisoners. Sometimes it’s just good to talk about how I’m feeling or what I’ve been thinking about. Other times the minister reads from the Bible or prays for me, or we talk about God. It’s important to have someone who takes time to listen to you and care for you, even if you’ve messed up and done things you’re not proud of. Polystyrene Red shield cup Hello, I’m Janet and I’m a member of The Salvation Army church. I volunteer on the soup run every week. We go out on to some of the streets in our town at night time and offer soup and hot drinks to people who are living on the streets. People are usually grateful – for some it may be the only food they eat all day – and it’s good to talk to them too. When you’re homeless, not a lot of people have time for you. We try to give advice about getting off the streets and get them into a hostel if we can. Garden tool / paintbrush My name is Constance. Last summer a group of young people from The Salvation Army organised a clean-up where we live. They got rid of the rubbish, tidied up the gardens outside my flat and planted some vegetables and flowers. They also painted some of the other flats which had become run down. It really made a difference. Now when I see them on the street I say hello and we have a chat.
Lesson Ages 7 - 11 years
W H AT I S
THE SALVATION ARMY?
How do you show God’s love? Lesson Objectives l
To understand that Salvation Army members try to show God’s love through action.
To know some of the things The Salvation Army does to help people.
To reflect on how we can show love to one another.
Resources What is The Salvation Army? A5 booklet, Lesson 6 PowerPoint presentation, action cards, lollipop sticks, bookmarks, pens, scissors, glue, The Salvation Army Blockbuster Quiz Presentation and quiz sheet – optional.
Army members put that into action by loving and helping people in need. Explain that Salvation Army members believe in showing God’s love to others and this is called Faith in Action. Read the first paragraph on page 12 together highlighting the four ways that Salvation Army members try to show God’s love. Match each of the four actions to an action card, explaining fully to the children what each action represents. Feeding the hungry, giving shelter, supporting people by spending time with them, helping people who have been treated unfairly.
floor if they think they haven’t met the outcome, stand up if they are unsure if they have met the outcome, and stand on their chair if they think they have met the outcome. As the pupils go into position for each outcome, ask a couple of pupils to explain why they are in that position.
Second Activity Explain that we have been examining ways that The Salvation Army shows God’s love by caring for others. Many of the actions we have looked at are done by adults – refer to Tom’s Mum who runs a lunch for older people and that is why Tom is able to help there. But children are also able to show God’s love. Pose the question ‘What can you do to care for others?’ Remind pupils of the limitations of their ages.
Start the lesson by explaining we are going to take two minutes to remind ourselves what we have learned so far about The Salvation Army. As each image appears, encourage children to discuss with a partner what they remember, before feeding back to the group. Correct any misconceptions the children have.
Give each pair of pupils a set of action cards, each card stuck on to a lollipop stick. Read pages 12 to 15 of the booklet What is The Salvation Army? These pages describe some of the actions The Salvation Army does to support people in need. Pause after each paragraph for the pupils to select which of the four action cards has been demonstrated and to hold up these cards. Give time for the pupils to feed back their reasons for choosing those cards.
Now go on to read through the lesson outcomes. Explain to the pupils that we will be looking at these again in the middle and at the end of the lesson to see how much progress we have made.
Explain that to accomplish so much, The Salvation Army needs a lot of resources. Read the ‘Facts about The Salvation Army’ on page 15, encouraging the pupils to guess the numbers involved.
Finally, ask children to evaluate and feed back what they have learned during the What is The Salvation Army? series of lessons.
Show the image of Tom explaining that Salvation Army beliefs are based on what it says in the Bible, and Salvation
Explain that as you read out the three outcomes, pupils show their progress by using their bodies. Pupils sit on the
Additional plenary – play the What is The Salvation Army? blockbuster quiz game.
Pupils start a bookmark to help remind them of their decision.
Plenary Once again pupils are to stand on their chair if they have achieved the outcome, stand if they are unsure, and sit on the floor if they think they have not achieved the outcome. Again, ask a couple of pupils to explain why they are in that position.
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Lesson Ages 11 - 14 years
Ages 16-18 years
THE BIBLE IS THE BIBLE STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
To describe and explain some of the teachings from the Bible
To reflect on the consequences of living according to a Bible teaching
To reflect on whether the Bible is still relevant to people’s lives today
Go back to the original statement (slide 5): ‘The Bible is still relevant today!’. Again ask students to show red, amber or green cards depending on what they think. See if anyone has changed their opinion. Ask for feedback on why if they have.
Starter As students enter the classroom ask them to be thinking about the question on the board: ‘Is the Bible still relevant today?’ Once whole class are settled read through the lesson objectives (slide 2). Read the statement ‘The Bible is still relevant today!’. Ask students to hold up a red card if they disagree, amber if they are unsure and green if they agree (slide 3). Pick out pupils and ask them why they are holding the colour they are. Try to gain verbal feedback from at least one person holding each colour card.
First Activity Give each pair a set of the Bible teaching sort cards. Explain that there are some they should recognise but that there may be others that are not familiar. Take this opportunity to ask for explanations for any teachings that you think may be tricky for members of this class. Now ask the pupils to sort the cards into two different piles on their desks (slide 4): one pile of teachings they agree with and the other of teachings they disagree with. When the pairs are complete ask each pair to join with another pair to form groups of four, taking with them the teachings they agree with. Ask the groups of four to compare the differences in the teaching they agree with and give an explanation to the other group of any that are different. When they have done this, pick out someone from the groups to feedback what differences there were in what the pairs agreed with. 16
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Second Activity Now ask the groups to split back into their original pairs taking with them their pile of teachings they agree with. Ask them now to rank the teachings from most important down to least important (slide 6). The teaching that is at the top of their list as most important will now be their chosen teaching to focus on. Ask them to discuss in their pairs the questions on the board (slide 7). Pupils then split from their pairs and ask three other individuals in the class what their quotation was and what the answers to the questions on the presentation were. Bring class back together and ask for feedback on the conversations. (Did anyone have the same as you? Was it easy to explain what it meant and what the consequences of following / not following this would be?)
Plenary Ask students for their original statement and ask them to stand in a different part of the room if they are red, amber or green, based on their current opinion (slide 8). From where they are standing get any last feedback on their opinions why they have changed or stayed the same. Finish by looking at the lesson objectives (slide 9). Read each one and asks students to stand if they feel they have met the objective. As students stand ask them how they have met this objective. To download accompanying PowerPoint and Bible teaching cards visit www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/ bibleschoolsresources
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This exercise could be done by indicating an imaginary line to students through the room, one end representing ‘strongly agree’, the other ‘strongly disagree’. Students move physically to place themselves along the continuum according to their opinion on the statements below. If appropriate one or two students could then be asked to say why they have chosen to stand where they are. It is important during this exercise that all students feel that their opinion is valid and that it is OK to disagree with another person. There are no strictly right or wrong answers but the facilitator can carefully explain another point of view if it seems there is some very strong stereotyping amongst the group. If there is limited space in the room and a continuum line isn’t possible you could alternatively give students agree/disagree/unsure cards that they hold up when the statement is read out. Again you could ask pupils to share contrasting opinions.
People who live on the streets only have themselves to blame.
Everyone should experience a night sleeping rough to appreciate what they have.
Many people end up homeless because of relationship breakdown, addictions or mental health problems.
If we provide sufficient affordable housing, homelessness will end.
Homeless people are different from me. I could never become homeless.
People who live on the streets are basically too lazy to get a job.
We will never get rid of homelessness.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to try and put an end to homelessness.
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Lesson Ages 16 - 18 years
The Beginning of The Salvation Army
The Life of William Booth William Booth was born in modest circumstances in Sneinton, Nottingham on 10 April 1829, one of five children born to Samuel and Mary Booth. His first job was in a pawnbroker’s shop. This stirred his social conscience as through it he became aware of the plight of the poor. He also started attending Broad Street Wesley Chapel, where he came to faith at the age of 15. In 1849 William moved to London to find work, briefly returning to pawnbroking but also joining a chapel in Clapham. Through this church he was introduced to his future wife, Catherine Mumford. After William had become an evangelist in the Methodist New Connexion, they married on 16 July 1855, forming a formidable and complementary lifelong partnership. Following a brief honeymoon, William was appointed to circuits in Halifax and Gateshead. But, finding this structure restrictive and feeling himself called to itinerant evangelism, he resigned in 1861. Four years later William and Catherine moved to London. It was here that William commenced his first open-air evangelistic campaign in Whitechapel, preaching in a tent. This ministry led to the creation of The Christian Mission, with Booth as its leader. In 1878 The Christian Mission was renamed The Salvation Army. ‘General Booth’, as he was now known, summed up the purpose of this body in the following way: ‘We are a salvation people – this is our speciality – getting saved and keeping saved, and then getting somebody else saved.’ But there was to be frequent opposition to the Army’s methods and principles in its early years. After suffering from cancer, Catherine was ‘promoted to Glory’ on 4 October 1890, 18
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leaving a significant void in William’s life. In the same month Booth published his major social manifesto, In Darkest England and the Way Out. He explored various far-reaching ideas, such as providing hostels and employment centres and helping young men learn agricultural trades before emigrating. Thereafter Booth turned back to preaching and evangelism, with day-to-day administration of the Army passing to his eldest son, Bramwell. The years that followed were difficult ones for William. He had to deal with three of his children leaving The Salvation Army and one dying in a train crash. In August 1904 William Booth, always eager to make use of new technology, commenced his first motor tour, travelling from Land’s End to Aberdeen. Six more motor tours followed. Then in the spring of 1905, en route to Australia and New Zealand, General William Booth visited the Holy Land, where he visited many sites of biblical significance. On his return he was honoured by being given the Freedom of the cities of London and Nottingham. Amongst many other honours, Booth was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from Oxford University. Though his eyesight started failing at this stage in his life, it didn’t prevent him from conducting campaigns, with his last trip abroad being to Norway in 1912. On Tuesday 20 August 1912, ‘the old warrior finally laid down his sword’. His legacy was a Salvation Army that numbered 15,875 officers and cadets, operating in 58 lands. (Text provided by the International Heritage Centre)
To download accompanying curriculum links, discussion questions, PowerPoint presentation and other fact files take a look at http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/schools_secondary
What’s Been Happening?
Aaron Surtees contacted the Schools and Colleges Unit for some help with his Citizenship coursework. Here he explains what this coursework led to… A friend and I chose to research The Salvation Army as part of our Citizenship coursework. We decided we wanted to hold an event of some kind to raise some money for the charity too. After some discussion we eventually decided to do this in the form of a restaurant-type meal consisting of five courses, laid on by ourselves with the help of some family and friends. This was held on Saturday 16 March, in the house of some friends. We sent out invitations to the whole of our local church, and the first 23 to respond were invited, at a cost. The entire planning and organisation was done by us. We selected some of our family and friends to look after the preparation of the food, whilst we and some members of our class were ‘waiters’. We served a starter, a soup, a salad, a fish course, a main course and then a dessert. There was an open choice of drinks. After the meal we served coffee and liqueurs, which the guests enjoyed while they watched a DVD about The Salvation Army which was kindly lent to us. There was also live classical music throughout the whole time, thanks to a willing pianist. We wanted to make it as professional as we could, and I think that the feedback we got told us that this worked well. Everyone who attended said that they enjoyed the time, and some even made extra donations! The food, drink and atmosphere was enjoyed by all, especially ourselves! We do a lot of entertaining within our community, but this was our chance to do something on a much larger scale, and try our hand at organisation, as well as the entertaining side of it. We raised a total of £1,350, with all the £600 profit going to The Salvation Army. As well as raising money, however, our aim was to raise some awareness of the charity and its excellent work. Many of the guests said that they had learnt a lot from the event from the DVD and also what we told them. We had a couple of members from Wetherby Corps come into school to collect the cheque – and they gave us an excellent presentation on the charity too. We hope to hold something similar again in the future, as we all enjoyed the time so much. We have had many such requests from some of those who attended as well as from those who didn’t! Aaron Surtees and Daniel Stutterheim, Focus School, Boston Spa Campus and Plymouth Brethren Christian Church SCHOOLS & COLLEGES EDITION 2
COMING UP IN 2014 March International Women’s Day It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March. This is a perfect opportunity to share some of the inspiring stories and achievements of Salvationist women by taking an assembly or a lesson using our resources. Check out our International Women’s Day resources from February.
Easter Our new Easter resources will be available on our website from spring. These provide you with an opportunity to help pupils engage with the Easter story in a new way and reflect on what Jesus’ death and resurrection means to Christians today.
June World War One Centenary 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The Schools and Colleges Unit is developing a range of resources about The Salvation Army’s inspiring involvement in supporting all those affected by the death and destruction of the Great War. The resources will be available from the summer and will enable pupils to learn more about this part of The Salvation Army’s story. (For more information see page 6.)
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