"Only 5% of children go to church, but 95% of children go to school."
Working in our schools since 2003
The Mission of ACTIOS
Our mission is to:
- Facilitate and resource Christian education within our schools
- Draw together and complement existing activities and volunteers serving in our schools
- Pioneer and encourage new initiatives and
- Train and equip local volunteers to serve our schools.
How ACTIOS began
ACTIOS has come a long way since the first meeting of interested churches held on 15th September 2003 at which a Steering Group was set up to explore the possibility of forming a Charitable Trust and subsequently employ a schools’ worker for the St. Neots area.
In October of that year the Steering Group met again and the name ACTIOS (Assisting Christian Teaching in Our Schools) was adopted. The Steering Group agreed that ACTIOS should become a member of the Scripture Union Associate Scheme, giving access to advice, experience and practical help for the ACTIOS Trustees and Schools’ Workers.
From small beginnings ACTIOS has become known and respected in schools in and around St. Neots.
The ACTIOS schools’ worker regularly visits a number of primary schools where she gives assemblies and collective worship sessions on aspects of Christianity, Christian events, or stories from the Bible.
In the summer term ACTIOS schools’ worker organised Prayer Spaces and “It’s Your Move” assemblies designed to help Year 6 pupils in their transition to secondary school. She also worked with GenR8 to deliver workshops in schools, took part in Scripture Union’s “Life Path” events in Olney, has spent time training, and is getting to know more schools and churches alike.