The ICE team are honorary chaplains for Year 7 at St Peter’s school, running assemblies, tutor group activities and ICE Cafe, we also run the Explore Project for Yr10.

The ICE Cafe is our weekly lunch club exclusively for Year 7s. Each week we play big and small games, eat biscuits and have a short interactive talk in the middle. Inspired by the way Jesus uses stories to reach people on their level, the team have been playing different games to share testimonies, discuss the gospel and other relevant topics with the students.

 

One great moment last term was when we played a game called ‘fair or unfair’, where we read out different situations such as:

“A homeless woman steals a man’s wallet to feed her children”, and the students decide whether that is fair or unfair. After a few statements, we asked: “A man who has done nothing wrong takes the punishment for thieves, cheats, liars and murderers. Is that fair or unfair?”.

“A homeless woman steals a man’s wallet to feed her children”, and the students decide whether that is fair or unfair. After a few statements, we asked: “A man who has done nothing wrong takes the punishment for thieves, cheats, liars and murderers. Is that fair or unfair?”.

The response was fantastic. All the students agreed that this was unfair, but one of them shouted “IT’S JESUS!”, and they were right – the idea that Jesus died for bad people really challenged them and led to lots of big questions. Big questions like “Is God real?” and “Why is there suffering?” have been the inspiration for our game/talks this term.

 

In our assemblies we have followed the school’s theme for each term discussing courage, community and wisdom. We have taught about David & Goliath, Ruth & Naomi and the parable of the wise and foolish builders, showing how each of these stories point us towards a life focused on Jesus.

 

The ICE team are honorary chaplains for Year 7 at St Peter’s school, running assemblies, tutor group activities and ICE Cafe, we also run the Explore Project for Yr10.

The ICE Cafe is our weekly lunch club exclusively for Year 7s. Each week we play big and small games, eat biscuits and have a short interactive talk in the middle. Inspired by the way Jesus uses stories to reach people on their level, the team have been playing different games to share testimonies, discuss the gospel and other relevant topics with the students.

 

One great moment last term was when we played a game called ‘fair or unfair’, where we read out different situations such as:

“A homeless woman steals a man’s wallet to feed her children”, and the students decide whether that is fair or unfair. After a few statements, we asked: “A man who has done nothing wrong takes the punishment for thieves, cheats, liars and murderers. Is that fair or unfair?”.