A visit to the Blue School’s ‘Soul Cafe’

14th February 2019

On Friday, 8th February, Go Team Advisor, Cheryl Govier visited Sarah Curl, the Chaplain at The Blue School, Wells. Cheryl joined Sarah at her recently established Soul Café. Soul Café is a space provided once a month, during lunchtimes, for students to come and drink hot chocolate, eat toast or a space they can use to quietly eat their lunch. During the time, the room used is turned into an atmospheric space, with worship videos being played on the screen. During this session, some great music by Lauren Daigle was used to provoke thinking and conversations about faith. If you haven’t heard of or listened to Lauren Daigle’s music, check her out on YouTube.

Cheryl commented:

 ‘…during Soul Café, I engaged in a bunch of conversations with young people, it was so encouraging to see this time being seen as safe space for those from faith backgrounds, but also for those from none. Some of the young people freely talked about their involvement in local churches, while others openly said they had no church connections. It was also great to chat with some members of staff who came along and who are hugely supportive of Sarah and all that she is doing at The Blue.’

Sarah also runs ‘Faithworks’ on Fridays which is a small group, talking about life issues, accompanied by prayer and scripture. She is also working on a Zambia Link project involving 13 young people and will soon be linked with a school in Zambia. The remainder of Sarah’s role is pastoral work with young people, staff support, collective worship, as well as many other things which naturally come in a Chaplain’s

direction.

If you are interested in education chaplaincy contact Mike Haslam, Chaplaincy Development Advisor

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