The 11th annual Faith & Football Social Enterprise and Business Challenge was launched at Fratton Park. The launch saw over 275 year 9 students from 10 schools across Hampshire gather to hear some more about the Challenge. Students heard some top tips from one of the judges and they heard about the Faith & Football Enterprise and Leadership Academy. They also heard about the experience of the winning prize from last year’s winners ‘Traybake Traders’.
The challenge takes the students out of the classroom and into the world of business, helping them develop business, enterprise and life skills. The students will form their own business, trading for 5 months. In May the judges will pick a winning team to win the trip of a lifetime to India.
This week we signed up 18 young people for a new season at our Buckland League, held at Charles Dickens Centre. The league provides an environment where young people can be encouraged and learn life skills from positive role models.
Each week the young people play 6-a-side games of football with a half time 'God Slot' where we share a message about the Christian faith.
We are so pleased to be able to launch the Alpha Course at our office! The Alpha course will run over 8 weeks and we will explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘How Can I Make The Most of the Rest of My Life?’
We have a small group of people join us every Friday for about an hour and a half to eat lunch, listen to a talk and ask questions on the weekly topic.