Art and Design & Technology

Art and Design & Technology

Christingle is a great opportunity to be creative. Here are some ideas for your Art and Technology lessons.

Religious Education

Religious Education

Christingle is an easy and memorable introduction to the Christian Faith. Whether you want to hold a Christingle in your class or use it as a way to explain Christianity, we have resources to help you.

English

English

Get creative and write about Christingle.

Whether the subject is the service itself, giving children back their childhood, or Gods Love, you can let your pupils' imagination run and create your own short story or poem. Try one of these resources:

Drama

Drama

Let pupils show off their drama skills with our Christingle plays. Why not put on a Christingle talent evening with plays and songs to raise funds for The Children's Society?

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