Work with Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools Coordinator

The secondary schools coordinator role involves working in partnership with local churches and schools to support young people, where they are.

We would love to work with you about growing work Secondary Schools. For more information, please speak to Natasha Clark, our Secondary Schools Coordinator (Natasha.Clark@elydiocese.org).

Thrive, Huntingdon

The Thrive Huntingdon project was launched in September 2017 and aims to inspire positive growth in young people by providing relevant and relational support. The project runs two programmes in partnership with local schools.

Thrive Mentoring offers in school support to young people seeking pastoral care. Church volunteers complete a program of mentoring training and partner with a young person on a short-term basis to provide additional support. In particular, we work with issues of low self-esteem, anxiety and low confidence.

The Thrive Youth Café is our second programme and offers young people a safe space to spend time and access support. Students come in from the street, with friends or are referred by school staff and know that the volunteers at the café are trained mentors and are willing to listen. Young people are also invited to ask questions and explore faith at the youth cafe.