The Schools Team Ministry works to bring the Christian message to the Schools of Basildon. 2 part time workers are employed to visit all the schools in Basildon and take assemblies and other meetings that will be both interesting and challenging to the children. The children get 2 visits each term with a enjoyable and challenging assembly suitable to their age group.
STM also has 2 puppet teams that visit all the children of infant school age with a fun puppet assembly that also challenges the children to think about life issues relevant to their ages and circumstances.
STM publishes a termly news and prayer letter which is sent to the supporting churches and by post to those who have asked to receive it. STM is supported financially by many of the Basildon churches and by many individuals who make a monthly contribution. You can get more information about this from Hilary at email@example.com or by phoning 07540 066789.
STM run various fund raising activities during the year, a curry night and a quiz evening in the winter and a sponsored walk in the summer.
Puppet assemblies tackle a variety of topics. Here you can see their version of the story of Noah with numerous pairs of animals appearing as they enter the ark to a new version of the song, Raindrops keep falling on my head.
A more recent topical assembly looks at the Olympics. Horse thinks he is good enough to take part but Donkey shows him that he is only on a par with the hare in the famous story. When they race together Donkey who only runs in a stately way still manages to win, passing Horse when he’s taking a nap.