We are a Christian charity taking the Gospel into schools: primary and secondary schools in and around Woking, as well as Woking College.
Our mission is to visit the young generation, sharing God's love with 15,000 children and teenagers each year: supporting, and inspiring through faith and hope.
We achieve this in many ways, such as leading school assemblies, pioneering "Open The Book" teams, Christian Unions and mentoring.
We are excited to share our Easter Assembly video which is being shared with schools as well as with churches and other charities which operate in schools.
You can view it on our RESOURCES page, where there's also a link to the video on YouTube. Click the image below!
See our Secondary Schools page if you'd like to connect with a church youth group during the Covid-19 shutdown.
13 November 2020
Dear Partners and Supporters
Woking Schools and College
We are writing to update you on the current situation with our work in the Woking schools.
Many of you are directly involved in the schools and will be more than aware of the present situation now that we are in the second period of national lockdown. Our primary concern, which we are sure you will share, is to support the school staff and pupils in this difficult time. Generally schools are not receiving outside visitors, but Shelley Blunden is continuing with the mentoring of pupils referred by Woking High School and is keeping contact with staff and students in the secondary schools and Woking College. Under the leadership of Sally Lynch, our primary assembly team are just completing work on the digital Christmas assembly which will shortly be sent out to all our primary schools.
Local churches are in touch with many pupils and their families and we would offer our support to any church seeking to help their local school community during this time. Please contact the office if we can be of any practical help.
Please join us on praying for safety, good health and stability across our local schools and for all heads, staff, governors and pupils. They need our prayers and support more than ever as the pandemic continues.
Thank you for your continuing partnership in taking the Gospel into schools.
Chair, Engage Woking Schools
Chats with Shelley: Wellbeing
Our Schools Worker/Administrator, Shelley, has filmed the following video for students about managing stress.
News bulletin from Engage: what we're doing
View the video below to hear about the many ways Engage continues to connect with students and teachers during the current restrictions, with particular focus on mental health and wellbeing.
Engage's entry was voted first by the public at the Christmas Tree Festival held by St Peter's Church, Old Woking. In all, 28 trees were creatively decorated by local organisations, church groups and families with the theme "Life in lockdown".
Over 200 people visited the festival, held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December 2020, and over £250 was raised for Woking Hospice and the St Peter's chancel reordering project.
Engage's witty winning entry is pictured. To see the whole top 10 as voted for by the visiting public, visit www.stpeterwoking.org/ctf