Children and young people are a vital part of the life of our meetings. Undertaking and supporting work with them can, however, appear complex and doing it is often hard. It is important that such work is done well. We offer a variety of opportunities to help Quakers in their engagement with and oversight of children and young people in a Quaker context. Workshops do not seek to tell you what to do but to enable you to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes so that your work becomes more effective. These opportunities will support Quaker engagement with children and young people in local and area meetings. The workshops are facilitated by the children and young people's work trainers who are part of the Quaker Life Network and are supported by the children and young people's work staff team.
Being ready for children in your meeting:
This workshop is for those in Quaker meetings that do not currently have engagement with children, who wish to consider what they can do to be ready for children coming to meeting.
Working with small numbers and a wide age range:
This workshop is for everybody involved in or supporting children’s work who are working with small numbers of children of a wide age range.
All age worship:
This workshop is for all those in the Quaker meeting who wish to develop their thinking and practice about ways for the whole meeting to engage fully in worship together.
Storytelling as theological reflection – exploring Godly Play:
This workshop is for those involved in or supporting children’s work. It offers opportunities to explore and practice the use of story for theological reflection and journeying with children using the Godly Play approach.
Bespoke day/consultation visit:
Your meeting may have a particular area of concern in its children and young peoples work that it wants to explore. A bespoke day or consultation visit might be the thing to request. You will then be sent a further form to provide more information about your meetings needs.
These are for request by Area Meeting Children and Young People’s Work Advocates.
Contact Chris Nickolay for information. Tel: 020 7663 1014 Email: email@example.com
Some practical details for meetings hosting workshops:
The hosting meeting needs to provide a suitable venue, supply refreshments, guarantee at least 6 participants and have a contact person for liaison before an event. A charge of £5 per person is made, payable on the day. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch. All workshops are timed to last a day (10.30am – 4pm or equivalent) so would normally take place on a Saturday or Sunday. The CYP work staff in Friends House will promote the workshop to other meetings in the vicinity, process bookings, write to all who book, provide the workshop facilitators and materials for the workshop.
To request to host a workshop click here to download a request form.
There are no workshops coming up. Please do check back later as this will be updated when workshops are organised.