Groups in Schools

Many primary and secondary Schools are open to Christians running a range of lunchtime and after-school clubs for their pupils. These clubs may be run by teachers, parents, local volunteers or the pupils themselves.

Scripture Union has been at the forefront of establishing, running and supporting clubs like this for many years. We therefore have a range of tools to resource you week in week out and to help you get started:

SchoolsLive a Scripture Union initiative

1. SchoolsLive

SchoolsLive gives you free access to hundreds of session outlines for Primary aged groups (SUPA Club) and Secondary Groups (Re:source 11-14 & 14+). With outlines for every week of the school year, you can either follow the set programme or create your own. Along with dedicated email support, SchoolsLive is here to support you in setting up and running Christian groups in schools.

2. Shine In Schools

Shine is all about equipping groups of secondary age young people to live for God at school. To find out more about Shine and to see what we've got planned for 2017, click here


Guardians of Ancora app a Scripture Union initiative Guardians of Ancora app a Scripture Union initiative

3. Guardians of Ancora Clubs

We are really excited to be able to let you know about a whole new model for running a lunch time or after school club in a primary school. Since its launch, Guardians of Ancora has been played by thousands of children. Thanks to some innovative work by one of our Local Mission Partners, they can now experience Guardians of Ancora at school.
And the great news is that it is really simple to do, all the resources are freely available and up and down the country children are loving being part of these new clubs.
To introduce this to you we have produced an ebook in PDF format that contains everything you need to get started – session outlines, sample letters, tips and advice. To get your copy, click here

4. Getting Started

If you are wanting to start a new group and need some help, then you can download one of our free Getting Started guides which are full of useful tips and ideas:

Primary: Getting Started Guide for primary clubs  

Secondary: Getting Started Guide for secondary groups


"We have been using the on-line material with our SU group this year and have found it really helpful. We do like the way it is set out in different sections and that there is an opportunity to pick and choose. Thanks again for the site. It is very helpful and does save time in planning."