These Pick'n'Mix sessions can be used for your online Zoom meetings. As with all Energize sessions, you don’t have to do all the elements suggested, these are simply ideas to make your Zoom fun around the topic of “purpose in the midst of change.” Nor do you have to use them in the order specified. Activities tend to take a little bit longer on Zoom than in the physical world. Let us know what has worked well and what didn’t!
Each session is supported by a Parent Takeaway to help keep parents and carers in the loop as to what each session involved. It also gives them suggestions for follow-up activities and encourages them in their role as parents/carers.
Our more recent sessions also include a Snack Size session, which can be used to send directly to young people if your Group is unable to meet on-line for any reason or individual young people have difficulties in attending online sessions.
Note that we're no longer generating resources in this format – but fear not! Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to other available resources.
‘Milestones’ is material for Groups to use via Zoom to help young people at the end of the school year. It raises a number of important subjects, including loss, dealing with emotions, finding ways of remembering and celebrating, and marking significant times of transition.
Note that pack 16 is the last that we are generating in this form as we take a break for the summer. CLICK HERE for our Autumn 2020 Pick'n'Mix resources.
For those of you continuing to meet, we’d like to point you towards a raft of other resources which may be helpful:
From Urban Saints:
Supersize – material designed for a virtual camp but which can be adapted for weekly sessions – includes 4 youth talks on video around the theme of ‘faith not fear’ (https://www.urbansaints.org/supersize).
Milestones – a pack crammed with material to help your group think about loss during lockdown, process emotions and move on at the end of the school year (https://www.energize.uk.net/downloads/Pick%20n%20Mix%20-%20Milestones.pdf)
Previous ‘Pick n Mix’ resources (see above).
Kids club by post – weekly resources for children – these ARE continuing each week (https://www.energize.uk.net/pages/kids_club_by_post).
Energize – our online material – free trial available (www.energize.uk.net).
Other resources: Here are some links you can check out:
Plus there are a whole load more at https://www.urbansaints.org/helpful-links – check out the ‘group resources’ section.