101 fun Ideas for working with young people

Youth work legend Tony Cook, from Bath & Wells Diocese, has produced a fantastic document of 101 fun ideas for working with young people… it’s pretty awesome. Many of the 101 activities have been shaped by young people and they can form an entire youth work session or a stand alone as part of a […]


25 Quotes For The Youth Worker

Here’s some excellent inspiration from the YouthSpecialties website by Jacob Eckeberger Few people have impacted the world around them like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are 25 powerful quotes attributed to MLK that I hear as encouragement to youth workers… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in […]

21st century childhoods may be very different but they still seem largely enjoyable

Do children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium have some reasons to be cheerful? Yes, it appears that they do. Some international studies have suggested that the nation’s children have a lower quality of life than their peers in other developed countries. However, most 11-year-olds, at least, seem very happy […]


10 Reasons to Follow the Liturgical Calendar

An excellent article from the USA about the benefits of using the liturgical calendar. I think there’s a lot in this to think about in relation to our nurture work with young people, families and children.   With the arrival of Advent this, I’ve been thinking a bit about the benefits of following the Christian […]