Jump! offers Christianity lessons for primary schools that complement and fulfil requirements of the Herts Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Our engaging classroom-based learning is enriched by trips to local churches and visits from church leaders to talk about their role and beliefs. Our team is made up of volunteers from a number of local churches of various denominations.
Jump! is currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Videos and lesson resources are being created for each year group or Key Stage, for use by teachers in the classroom. See a taster below, and register to access the full set of resources, which continue to be added to here
Jump! aims to share about the Christian faith in a lively, relevant and consistent way. We provide opportunities for churches and local Christians to connect with their local primary schools to make a difference in the lives of the young people and staff. We offer schools an enrichment to their RE lessons that hopefully springboard further opportunities for learning.
Schools invite us in to take an RE lesson that compliments what they are currently teaching about Christianity, and sometimes Judaism. We go in as volunteers from local churches to teach, give insight and hopefully a lot of fun to the pupils. The lessons are delivered in teams, usually 2 or more people, and are fast paced and interactive.
The team is led by Natalie Edwards, who has been involved in taking RE lessons since 1999 when she was asked by her eldest child's teacher to talk to the class about why the Bible was a special book to Christians. Natalie is an experienced teaching assistant and over the past 20 years has amassed a considerable amount of experience in how to talk about being a Christian in an age appropriate way. Her fellow volunteers work well as a team and bring a variety of styles as well as viewpoints from different church backgrounds.
Jump! is funded by churches in the local area with occasional donations from individuals. We do not charge for our work in schools but on occasions schools have contributed voluntarily in response to an event. If you would like to donate to the work of Jump! please get in touch.