Scripture Union have recently launched Guardians of Ancora which is a free tablet game for 8- to 11-year-olds offering an amazing virtual world and an immersive interactive experience of Bible stories.
This can be used in your local Brigade Unit.
Guardians of Ancora Clubs are a simple and effective way to help build links with your local school. They run for 4 to 6 weeks with a small group of children at lunchtime or after school. They provide a great opportunity for children to get to know the Guardians of Ancora game and engage with the Bible stories it contains.
To find out more click on the following link: http://guardiansofancora.com/support-for-you/schools/?utm_source=North+East+and+Yorkshire+SU+Supporters&utm_campaign=8183dfc79b-NE&Y+Enewsletter+June+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0a4dbcfe45-8183dfc79b-262342533
Those looking to learn some coding techniques can now do so more easily following the launch of Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.
Although the iPad app looks more like a video game at first, it’s actually a series of coding lessons and challenges designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science, all based around Apple’s new programming language, Swift3.
This is an interesting resource and could be used on a Brigade evening or to share wider to develop IT programming skills. To find out more information click the following link: http://www.charitydigitalnews.co.uk/2016/07/17/apples-swift-playgrounds-provides-coding-lessons-in-a-game/?utm_source=Charity+Digital+News&utm_campaign=0f9bd08660-19_07_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_16cb73bf0c-0f9bd08660-14601901
Hot Pot will be an exciting day for Children and Youth Leaders, an opportunity to network, reflect, learn new skills, and meet colleagues from across the North West.
Throughout the day there will be a number of 'TED style' talks, workshops, and a key-note speech to set the scene for the day. We will also have resources available to purchase alongside information stalls from a range of Christian Organisations. To see more and book a place visit the following website http://www.events315.org/#!hot-pot-training-events/qfd6e
This week sees the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
The National Archives partners at findmypast.co.uk have released more prisoner of war records, which are now available to search and download online. The records can help you research and other actions from the First World War.
To visit the site click on the link above (please note this link goes to an external website).