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NEWS FROM THE APOLLOS TRUST - APRIL 2018
From James Smith : Christian Youth Work at The Marsh Academy
MARSH ACADEMY UPDATE
It's been a great couple months here on The Marsh since Christmas. I've had an increase in the amount of students
that I am seeing for 1-1 mentoring, and an increase in staff who are in need of pastoral support. The school has recently gone through a senior staff restructure as the Vice Principal left for a headship at another school. It has been a bit uncertain for the school and for myself as the Vice Principal was my line manager within the school.
Christian Union has still yet to start, no students have come forward to outwardly say they are a Christian, however, we are having discussions about spirituality on the Christian Union days, with any student that comes into the office.
I am planning a trip to
Here is a quote from a Student in 6th Form who has just left the school, I worked with her 1-1. It is an email I received from her.
"Hello I just wanted to email to just say thank you for all that you have done for me, and to let you know I’ve finally found the job that I’ve wanted for a long time, and I start my very first shift tomorrow, and to say goodbye really because you have helped me realise that it’s okay to open up about how I’m feeling to people and that it’s a good thing to ask about things if your unsure. So thank you so much"
Thank you for your support , James
- Pray for the staff during the re-structure
- Pray for funding to come forward for the young carers.
From Richard Dowling : Schools Worker at Homewood School and Sixth Form
We are very busy at
programs and had over 120 mentoring sessions for many students.
Just before Easter we had 400 students and staff gather in St Mildred’s Church for our Easter Service. We had this amazing opportunity to tell the Easter story to so many
students. What a privilege. There 2 performances, and many got involved in helping us to tell the story of Jesus.
- Please pray for our GCSE studentS as they start to sit their exams, first exam is 24th April.
- Please pray for our young Carers; they do so much to look are family members.
- Please pray for all the staff at Homewood, as this time of year can be very stressful with it being exam season.
‘..not to be served but to serve …’ Matthew 20:28