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The Mystery of Lent
Learning Objectives:
• To explore the true meaning of Lent
• To study the Gospels to begin to understand Jesus'
experience
• To apply the lessons of Lent to our own lives
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Week 1
What is Lent?
Learning Objectives:
• To explore the important events which take place during
Lent
•
To reflect on the true meaning of these events
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What do you already know about Lent?
Write down
your ideas on
your post-it
note!
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Now it's time to make your CCS
Lenten wheel!
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Use the CCS wheel to look at just one of the days.
Create a learning resource to help you teach
someone else about that day.
Remember to include:
• The name of the day
• What we remember/ think about during this day
• What we do on this day
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Your time is up!
Now you need to use your learning resource to teach your classmates
about your day during Lent!
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Lenten Pass the Parcel
Pass around the Lenten box/hat. When the music stops, take out
one piece of paper and explain the importance of that day during
Lent
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Week 2
Why is Lent so important to
Christians?
Learning Objectives:
• To explore the meaning of Lent
• To define challenging keywords associated with
Lent
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Think- Pair- Share
Think of one important day during Lent and try
to remember why that day is important
Pair up with the person next to you and swap
ideas
Share with other classmates until you can
remember all 7 days!
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LENT
FAQ’S
Q. When is Lent?
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A. Lent begins 40 days before Easter
on Ash Wednesday. We have 6
weeks to prepare for Easter.
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LENT
FAQ’S
Q. What do Christians do during
Lent?
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A. Christians try to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice.
Some people stop something they enjoy for Lent
(abstinence). For many Lent is about going
without food (fasting), usually a favourite food like
chocolate
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A. During Lent, Christians also open their hearts
to God’s love through prayer. Lent is also a time
Christians seek forgiveness for their sins.
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LENT
FAQ’S
Q. Why does Lent last 40 days?
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A. At the beginning of his public life Jesus spent
40 days in the desert. Lent is a time to reflect on
his time of self-discipline and commitment to God
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LENT
FAQ’S
Q. Why is the colour purple used in
masses during Lent?
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A. The liturgical colour for Lent is purple. It is usually used for
drapes, vestments and altar frontals during Lent. Purple is used for
two reasons: firstly because it is linked with mourning and therefore
the pain and suffering of Jesus’ crucifixion, and secondly because
purple is a colour linked with royalty, which reminds us of the
importance of Jesus.
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LENT
FAQ’S
How much can you remember?
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The number of weeks the Church
gives us to prepare for Easter . . .
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SIX
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The colour used in liturgies (masses) .
..
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PURPLE
..
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Not doing something . . .
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ABSTINENCE
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Giving to the poor . . .
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ALMS GIVING
Can you encourage someone to put
money in your Lenten Box today?
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Across
2. Lent is the time we prepare for Jesus’__________
3. The day Lent begins
7. Going without food
9. Lent is a time when we seek ___________ for our sins
10. We open our hearts to God’s love by the Lenten
practices of __________
Down
1. The liturgical colour of Lent
4. The day when Christians remember the
Last Supper
5. The Church gives us _____ weeks to prepare for Easter
6. To go without something
8. Giving to the poor
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STFANGI
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So why is Lent so important to
Christians?
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Week 3
Why does Lent last 40 days?
Learning Objectives:
•To relate with Jesus’ experiences in the desert
•To identify ways in which we could apply Jesus’ experiences
in our own lives
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Can you remember the answers
from last lesson?
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The number of weeks the Church
gives us to prepare for Easter . . .
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SIX
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The colour used in liturgies (masses) .
..
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PURPLE
The colour used in liturgies (masses) . . .
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Giving to the poor . . .
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ALMS GIVING
Can you encourage someone to put
money in your Lenten Box today?
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Not doing something . . .
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ABSTINENCE
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Imagine . . .
You have travelled to Egypt on a school trip. You
were in the middle of a tour of the desert when
the bus pulled away without you. You and your
classmates were left in the middle of the desert.
It is now 40 days later. You are still stranded.
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How would you be feeling?
If you could pick 5
survival items what
would they be?
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Freeze Frame Drama
Read through the account of the Temptation of
Jesus (Matthew 4. 1-11).
Think about the questions next to the passages
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In groups of 3, you are going to act out the 3
temptations.
Two of you will re-enact the conversations
between Jesus and the Devil, the other person
will freeze the drama, enter the scene and
explain the answer to the questions for the rest
of the class
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Now you have shared your ideas about the
questions, write down your answers in the
boxes
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THINK
What does this story tell us about
Jesus?
How can this help us in our own
lives?
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Week 4
What can we learn from Jesus’
experiences?
Learning Objectives:
• To reflect on the temptations Jesus faced
• To think about how our actions affect others
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Class Discussion
How was Jesus tempted by the Devil?
What can Jesus’ decisions tell us about his
character?
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Every day we make hundreds of decisions- even the
decisions that do not seem very important make us the
type of person we are
You are going to imagine you are
in a series of different situations.
You need to think about what
you would do in each situation
and what you would say. Try to
be as honest as possible.
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Dilemma 1
You find £50 in the road. There’s
no one around.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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Dilemma 2
A new person joins your class. He is clever and quite
shy. In the playground no one offers to play with him and
some people in your class start to bully him at break
times.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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Dilemma 3
You are out with your friends. They are daring each other
to steal sweets from the local shop. You don’t want to join
in, but they are putting pressure on you.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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Dilemma 4
You have been standing on the bus for 10 minutes
because it is so busy. Someone has just got off the bus
and you finally get a seat. An elderly lady then gets on the
bus.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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Dilemma 5
You have been standing on the bus for 10 minutes
because it is so busy. Someone has just got off the bus
and you finally get a seat. An elderly lady then gets on the
bus.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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Dilemma 6
Imagine you are living in poverty. You visit the shops with your
mother. You know that she has been struggling to pay the bills to
keep your house warm. Sometimes she has to decide between
heating the house or food for the family. You really want a bar of
chocolate.
What would you do?
What would you say?
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CCS
The final dilemma is one that many children face every day
700,000 children live in poverty within London & Hertfordshire
The money you are collecting in your CCS Lenten Box goes towards
helping these children and their families deal with these difficult
dilemmas
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So what pressures/
temptations could we
face today?
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Week 5
A journey with Jesus through
Lent
Learning Objectives:
• To study how Jesus prepared for his own
Passion, Death, and Resurrection
• To analyse and interpret extracts from the
Gospels
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Why is Lent an important time of year
for Christians?
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Just as we are using Lent to prepare for Easter, Jesus
prepared for his own death and resurrection. How did
he do this?
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Today we are going to solve this mystery by finding the
answers to the following questions:
Questions:
1. Did anybody know that Jesus was going to be crucified?
2. Were the disciples surprised at what happened on Good Friday
and Easter?
3. Were the disciples prepared in any way for what would happen?
4. How were the disciples prepared for what was ahead of them?
What were they told to do?
5. How did Jesus prepare himself for Good Friday and Easter?
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Look around the room. There are 6 different category
sheets on the walls.
How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His Death
How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for what their duties
would be after He was no longer with them on earth
How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His Betrayal
How Jesus Prepared His Disciples for His own Resurrection
How Jesus Prepared Himself for His own Suffering and
Death
Other Preparation or information
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Each pair needs to take one clue card out of
the box/ hat. In pairs, read out your clue
card.
Which category should
each clue card go into?
CLUE CARD 1
Matthew 12.40
“In the same way that Jonah spent
three days and nights in the big fish,
so will the Son of Man spend three
days and nights in the depths of the
earth.”
Matthew 16.18
CLUE CARD 2
Jesus tells Peter what his responsibility will be after He
is killed (Good Friday) and raised from the dead
(Easter).
“And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this
rock foundation I will build my church, and not even
death will ever be able to overcome it. I will give you
the keys of the Kingdom of heaven; what you prohibit
on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you
permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Then
Jesus ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he
was the Messiah.
CLUE CARD 3
Matthew 17.22-23
When the disciples all came together in
Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of
Man is about to be handed over to people
who will kill him; but three days later he
will be raised to life.” The disciples
became very sad.
CLUE CARD 4
Matthew 18.18-20
Jesus gives instructions to the Disciples
“And so I tell all of you: what you prohibit on
earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you
permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. And
I tell you more: whenever two of you on earth
agree about anything you pray for, it will be
done for you by my Father in heaven. For where
two or three come together in my name, I am
there with them.”
CLUE CARD 5
Matthew 20. 25-28
Jesus explains how the disciples should live their lives
as servants
So Jesus called them all together (the disciples) and
said, “You know that the rulers of the heathen have
power over them, and the leaders have complete
authority. This, however, is not the way it shall be
among you. If one of you wants to be great, he must
be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to
be the first, he must be your slave- like the Son of
Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and
to give his life to redeem many people.”
CLUE CARD 6
Matthew 26. 1-2
Jesus tells the disciples exactly when he will be
killed
When Jesus had finished teaching all these
things, he said to his disciples, “In two days, as
you know, it will be the Passover Festival, and
the Son of Man will be handed over to be
crucified.”
CLUE CARD 7
Matthew 26. 6-13
Jesus explains that this is preparation for His burial
Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had suffered
from a dreaded skin disease. While Jesus was eating, a woman came to
him with an alabaster jar filled with an expensive perfume which she
poured on his head.
The disciples saw this and became angry. “Why all this waste?” they
asked. “This perfume could have been sold for a large amount and the
money given to the poor!”
Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said to them, “Why are you
bothering this woman? It is a fine and beautiful thing she has done for me.
What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for
burial. Now, I assure you that wherever this gospel is preached all over the
world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”
CLUE CARD 8
Matthew 26. 17-18
Jesus plans a last get-together with all of the disciples to
share last minute information and instructions while
respecting the Jewish tradition of Passover.
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread the
disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Where do you
want us to get the Passover meal ready for you?” “Go to
a certain man in the city, “he said to them, “and tell him:
‘The Teacher says, My hour has come; my disciples and
I will celebrate the Passover at your house.’”
CLUE CARD 9
Matthew 26. 20-23
When it was evening, Jesus and the twelve
disciples sat down to eat. During the meal Jesus
said, “I tell you one of you will betray me.” The
disciples were very upset and began to ask him,
one after the other, “Surely, Lord, you don’t mean
me?”
Jesus answered, “One who dips his bread in the
dish with me will betray me.”
Matthew 26. 26-31
CLUE CARD 10
While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a
prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. "Take
and eat it,” he said; “this is my body.” Then he took a cup,
gave thanks to God, and gave it to them. "Drink it, all of you,”
he said; “this is my blood, which seals God’s covenant, my
blood poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell
you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the
new wine with you in my Father's kingdom.” Then they sang a
hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Then Jesus said to them, "This very night all of you will run
away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the
shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’”
CLUE CARD 11
Matthew 26. 32
Jesus prepares his disciples
“But after I am raised to life, I will go to
Galilee ahead of you.”
Matthew 26. 36-42
Jesus prays to God
CLUE CARD 12
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane,
and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He
took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and
anguish came over him, and he said to them, “The sorrow in my
heart is so great that it almost crushed me. Stay here and keep
watch with me.” He went a little farther on, threw himself face
downwards on the ground, and Prayed, “My father, if it is possible,
take this cup of suffering from me!
Yet not what I want, but what you want.” Then he returned to the
three disciples and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, “How
is it that you three were not able to keep watch with me even for
one hour? Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into
temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Once more
Jesus went away and prayed, “My father, if this cup of suffering
cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.”
CLUE CARD 13
Matthew 26. 51-54
Jesus tells Peter not to fight against his arrest
One of those who were with Jesus drew his sword
and struck at the High Priest’s slave, cutting off his
ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to
him. “All who take the sword will die by the sword.
Don’t you know that I could call on my Father for
help, and at once he would send me more than
twelve armies of angels? But in that case, how could
the Scriptures come true which say that this must
happen?”
CLUE CARD 14
John 10.11
Jesus tells us who He is, and that we are
his sheep
"I am the good shepherd, who is willing
to die for his sheep.”
John 16.16-20
CLUE CARD 15
Jesus prepares his Disciples
“In a little while you will not see me any more, and then a little
while later you will see me.” Some of his disciples asked
among themselves, “What does this mean? He tells us that in
a little while we will not see him, and then a little while later
we will see him; and he also says, ‘It is because I am going to
the Father.’ What does this ‘a little while’ mean? We don’t
know what he is talking about!” Jesus knew that they wanted
to question him, so he said to them, “I said, ‘In a little while
you will not see me, and then a little while later you will see
me.’ Is this what you are asking about among yourselves? I
am telling you the truth: you will cry and weep, but the world
will be glad; you will be sad, but your sadness will turn into
gladness.”
CLUE CARD 16
Matthew 28.17-20
During His resurrection Jesus prepares the Disciples
When they saw him, they worshiped him, even
though some of them doubted. Jesus drew near and
said to them, “I have been given all authority in
heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples
everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize
them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And I will be with you always, to
the end of the age.”
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Now try and answer the questions in your workbook
Questions:
1. Did anybody know that Jesus was going to be crucified?
2. Were the disciples surprised at what happened on Good Friday
and Easter?
3. Were the disciples prepared in any way for what would happen?
4. How were the disciples prepared for what was ahead of them?
What were they told to do?
5. How did Jesus prepare himself for Good Friday and Easter?
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Week 6
How can we apply the lessons of Lent
to the world today?
Learning Objectives:
• To consider what online activities are safe or unsafe
• To reflect on the moral dilemmas and temptations we face
online
• To use Jesus’ teachings to help us reflect on
our own actions online
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The internet can be fun and a great way to
communicate with people from around the
world
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LOGO QUIZ!
How many of these social media sites can you name?
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LOGO QUIZ!
How many of these social media sites can you name?
Facebook
Twitter
Secret
13+
Whisper
13+
Yik Yak
Instagram
13+
17+
12+
17+
WhatsApp
16+
Snapchat
13+
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Safe or Unsafe?
Try and put yourself in the following situationsdo you think you would be safe or unsafe?
Why?
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Safe or Unsafe?
Blocking people you do not know
online
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Safe or Unsafe?
Using a nickname instead of your
real name online
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Safe or Unsafe?
Taking a photo of yourself outside your house/ flat
and posting it online
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Safe or Unsafe?
Taking photos of things you like and sharing them
with your friends
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Safe or Unsafe?
Privately emailing a friend in Australia
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3 BASIC RULES TO FOLLOW
1
2
3
Never use your real name or upload photos
of people online if it is publicly available
Never add your location
Never talk to a follower or friend who you do
not actually know
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Sometimes no matter how careful you are,
the actions of others can make you feel
unsafe online
Cyberbullying
Posting inappropriate images
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Amy’s Story
Read Amy's story. As you are reading try and think
about:
1. What could happen to Chloe?
2. What could happen to Amy?
3. What should Amy do now? (Try and reflect on Jesus’
teachings- what would he suggest?)
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Amy’s Story
It all started about 2 months ago. Chloe
and I had been best friends since we
started Primary School. We used to stay
around each other’s houses, walk to
school together every day and go into
town. We were inseparable. Then we
moved into Year 6 and things started to
change.
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Amy’s Story
It all started about 2 months ago. Chloe
and I had been best friends since we
started Primary School. We used to stay
around each other’s houses, walk to
school together every day and go into
town. We were inseparable. Then we
moved into Year 6 and things started to
change.
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Amy’s Story
At first we were just talking to each other about all
of the things that annoyed us about Chloe. Then
Beth uploaded an embarrassing photo of Chloe
standing outside her house. Jess decided to make
the photo more embarrassing by photo -shopping
the image. Suddenly they expected me to do
something. I felt like I had to prove myself or they
would cut me out of their group too. I shared the
photo online. After just 2 days, everybody had seen
it in school. Nobody has seen Chloe since the photo
was shared. What can I do?
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Amy’s Story
Now write an email response to Amy. Try and answer the
following questions in your email:
1. What could happen to Chloe?
2. What could happen to Amy?
3. What should Amy do now? (Try and reflect on Jesus’
teachings- what would he suggest?)
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The CCS works within schools to help young
people like Amy and Chloe
We provide a School Counselling Service in
over 60 schools across the Diocese,
helping children and young people deal
with a range of difficulties, perhaps as a
result of loss, bullying or family breakdown
As well as counselling services we also
offer play, drama and art therapy
The aim is to support children and young
people so that they have the strength to
deal with the challenges they face
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CCS Lenten Box
Thank you for all of your fundraising work so far!
Keep going over Easter!

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