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.
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:
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;
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.
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%.
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.
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.