Welcome to the Archbishop of York Youth Trust’s reflections for Lent. We’re excited to help pupils to stop, pause and reflect on what it means to be a way maker.

Way Maker: Lent 2022

In the Bible Jesus says ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’. John 14:6.

For Christians this message is a key part of the Easter story, that Jesus came to Earth to bring hope and to offer people a new way of living life and coming closer to God.

With 6 weeks of content, Way Maker takes pupils on a journey through Lent, reflecting on Jesus’ ministry and his example of being a “Way Maker” and serving others. The 6 sessions help pupils to explore what it means to be: servant hearted, compassionate, accepting, bold, forgiving and a light in the darkness. Way Maker helps pupils consider what these examples mean for their own lives and the practical actions they can take to become way makers in their community.

This flexible resource can be used in the classroom for collective worship in school, or in a church setting. Activities and challenges are suitable for KS2 and KS3 but can be adjusted for use with KS1 and KS4 pupils. Downloadable resources come in the form of PowerPoint and video files. - CLICK HERE FOR THE RESOURCES


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Each week, the resource includes:

- A key question

Teachers may wish to ask pupils additional questions to help draw out meaning.

- Bible links

Teachers may wish to use a children’s Bible for reading the story together.

- A short video reflection

This may be helpful for teachers to watch pre-delivering to pupils.

- 4 practical challenges

These can be completed in school or at home.

- A closing prayer

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