Sweaty Church in Schools
Sweaty Church has been developed its first successful partnership between a church and a local schools.
This idea was pioneered in Malton in North Yorkshire by Rev. Glyn Diggins, the Sweaty Church Development Manager for Schools.
Sweaty church in Schools can be organised either by local Church / School partnership with the Sweaty Church Team providing the resources, or, the Sweaty Church Team may be able to come and lead the session for you. Please get in touch for more details.
Sweaty Church in Schools is beneficial to Schools in three areas:
All schools should have their own strategy for Parental Engagement, structured around its own circumstances. Most include some desire for Family and Community Based Engagement and Sweaty Church fits well into this.
Sweaty Church in Schools fits in well with the Governments guidance to schools on RE as it covers all of the three main areas of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, Personal Development and Well-Being and Community Cohesion.
It does this by provoking challenging questions, encourages children to explore their own beliefs, enables pupils to build their own sense of identity or belonging, teaches children to develop respect for others and prompts children to consider their responsibilities.
Sweaty Church in Schools fits in well with the National Curriculum Attainment Targets for PE at Key Stages 1 and 2.
For Key Stage 1 children, Sweaty Church enables children to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, help them to master basic movements and participate in team games.
For Key Stage 2 children, Sweaty Church enables children to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other, use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination, play competitive games and modified sports, apply basic principles of attacking and defending and develop flexibility, technique, control and balance.