PHSE

PHSE

Christingle is a great opportunity for children to look at the problems and risks facing children and young people today. Have a look at information about our work which includes a short film and project cards to download, print and read out. We also have a wide range of information on the children and young people we work with;

Music

Music

Sing your hearts out with our beautiful Christingle songs.

Out of the Ark Music have created a special Christingle song called Hope of Heaven that children will love learning the words to and singing along. You can order the CD free of charge along with your other Christingle resources.

Assemblies

Assemblies

Use our assembly ideas to brighten up the start of your day. Choose from:

Publicise your service

Publicise your service

Well publicised celebrations attract the best turn-out and raise the most funds for disadvantaged children.

Below is a list of suggestions to help promote your Christingle celebration. We have also created this downloadable document with hints and tips.

Inequalities

After the USA, Britain is the most unequal of the rich countries and this affects our children. In Britain 22% of children are poor, defined as living below 60% of the typical income. This compares to 8% in Sweden and 10% in Denmark. Thirty years ago in Britain the figure was only 13%.

Teenage boy

Mental health

Most of our children lead happy lives, but a minority are seriously troubled or disturbed. Yet only a quarter of those affected are getting any specialist help. This neglect is extremely unjust but it is also short-sighted because these children are highly likely to grow up to become troubled and disturbed adults.

Upset girl

Schooling

Educational inequality

Britain has a largely excellent school system, blighted by unequal outcomes. By 2006 only 28% of children in the most deprived quarter of schools gained five or more good GCSE passes at A*-C. That compared with 67% of children in the least deprived quarter of schools.

Storytime in school

Values

Our values and beliefs tell us how to behave in our dealings with others and they give us our purposes in life. They define both our morality and our aspirations. They represent our vision of the person we would like to be.

Children playing

Raising money for The Children's Society

Raising money for The Children's Society

Last year, Christingle raised nearly £1.2million which went such a long way in helping make a difference to the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children around the UK, from young runaways to disabled children.

Other ways to give

Here are some quick and easy ways that you can raise money for our vital work: