"East Wickham Primary Academy has benefitted from CRIBS services over the past twenty years, we started with the fabulous Christmas and Easter 'shows' that relay the true messages with compassion, clarity and elements of humour, enabling children to relate to Christian messages through appropriately levelled language and well thought through themes. The children particularly enjoy the puppets and always go back to class chatting happily about the stories.
A few years ago, we invited CRiBS to enhance our RE lessons at the school, seeing this both as teacher CPD and relatable lessons for the children. CRiBS worked closely with us to devise a programme across the school, from Reception to Year Six, carefully devising themes to support curriculum elements. This has been excellent on both counts and is now a valuable resource.
Next, we looked for more intensive support for a group of children who would benefit from mentoring to improve their self-esteem and achievements. CRiBS offer the brilliant Boys Noise (now known as 'Unlimited'), which has now been running at EWPA since 2018. This provides both one to one counselling, coaching and male role models for children who may not have that positive influence in their lives and includes a wonderful after-school Club where the volunteers and boys have fun drumming, and playing active games etc.
CRIBS are part of our life at EWPA and we are so grateful for their input." Susan Manzi Headteacher (retired)
To book or to find out more about any of our projects please contact the CRiBS Office