HOPE TO A
HOPE TO A
"The IGNITE team were fab, their delivery was first class, tackling key issues which were so relevant to our pupils in a fun, participative and creative way"
Head Teacher, Venerable Bede CE Academy - Sunderland, UK
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THE STORY: A MOVEMENT TO IGNITE
In 2016, Adam and Sean, two 23-year-old young men from the City of Sunderland felt called that they would both begin to see a generation of young people being reached with the gospel, that would give young people hope and show them their full worth and value instilled in a purposeful and authentic way. This inspired a change, a movement that would create an opportunity for young people to be involved with a Christian organisation, but also to be with their friends, who may not be of faith. Adam and Sean began a journey to provide and combine music and performing arts for young people from across the North East region, with the word of the gospel through a lens of creative arts.
By hosting one off events, IGNITE Movement welcomed Christian artists, bands and DJs from across the UK and around the world to share and perform at these events. After a year, IGNITE Movement had delivered a variety of events across the North East region, working with young people aged 11-16 and during this time they launched their initiative and dynamic schools work. As they continued on their journey to reach thousands of young people of the North East, they saw growth and in 2018 they began the next phase of the journey, which in 2019 saw the formation of IGNITE MOVEMENT becoming a registered charity. At the heart of the movement, IGNITE continues to partner with the local secondary school by hosting regular school sessions and mission weeks as well as working closely with partner churches in providing worship nights around the North East region.
"Inviting hope, worth and value into a generation of young people"
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Our IGNITE schools project has been at the heart and core of our organisation since the beginning, partnering with local secondary schools, delivering dynamic and memorable assemblies & lessons. Our fully trained team has over 12 years experience providing high quality and thought provoking lessons that are tied to Key Stage 3 and 4 learning outcomes in RE & PSE. We use relevant teaching styles, engaging activities, music and creative arts to explore aspects of the Christian faith.
All of our schools work is carefully planned so that the entire school can get the most out of our visit and each individual’s requirements are met as we exist to serve the school. The importance of promoting two-way engagement with pupils during our visit is paramount to us here at IGNITE Movement, while contributing to the development of all pupils in these specific areas;
We understand that the school environment is assessed continually and in light of this, all our lessons, assemblies and lunchtime performances are aimed at complemeting Ofsted's inspection framework. To find out more information regarding our schools work or to request an official IGNITE schools pack or booking form for your school, please use our contact page and one of our team will be in touch.
***Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we've had to temporarily pause our schools work. Instead, we are providing alternative provision online through our IGNITION project for young people through funding received from the National Lottery Community Fund.***
"By far the most professional project we've ever worked with, I would strongly recommend IGNITE to anyone thinking of booking them for their school"
Deputy Head Teacher, Monkwearmouth Academy - Sunderland, UK
In 2019 IGNITE Movement partnered with the ‘Message Trust’, to begin the process of bringing the ‘Higher Tour’ to the North East region for the very first time. The ‘Higher Tour’ is one of the various initiatives run by the ‘Message Trust’ which “seeks to equip, encourage and strengthen the local church in reaching young people in the local area with the life-transforming, world-shaking gospel of Jesus and to raise a generation of culture-shifting disciples”.
The ‘Higher Tour’ combines innovative schools work with large-scale gospel proclamation events and cutting-edge discipleship resources. The ‘Message Trust’ passionately believe that the transforming power of Jesus is not just for one evening at an action-packed event, but for good - here at IGNITE Movement we want to see and support new Christians become rooted in the local churches and to continue their journey of faith and engage in long-term discipleship.
The planned ‘Sunderland Higher Tour’ was scheduled to take place in June/July 2020, where we would visit 8 secondary schools from across the City of Sunderland with the ‘Message Trust’ bands. This tour would have allowed us to have the opportunity to share the gospel with thousands of young people and celebrate the end of the week with a large concert in partnership with Sunderland’s ‘Beacon of Light’. Unfortunately, due to the situation and circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we’ve had to make the difficult, but necessary decision to reschedule the tour and are currently working closely with the ‘Message Trust’ for a revised ‘Sunderland Higher Tour’ for Autumn 2022.