YoYo exists to: Effectively communicate the Christian faith to children and young people in York schools. Serve the primary and secondary schools of York by supporting them in their teaching of the Christian faith. Encourage, equip and support churches to work with children and young people from their local schools. Encourage and help Christians in school as they live out their faith.
Primary Schools. At key points throughout the school year, YoYo deliver their ‘It’s Your…’ programmes for primary schools. There are currently four ‘It’s Your…’ programmes… It’s Your Christmas, It’s Your Easter, It’s Your Move and It’s Your Bible.
Secondary Schools. A huge part of YoYo’s work in secondary schools is teaching RE lessons. As our aims state, YoYo seeks to ‘effectively communicate the Christian faith to children and young people in York schools’ and ‘serve the primary and secondary schools of York by supporting them in their teaching of the Christian faith.’ Throughout the year, RE departments invite us in to teach lessons on a full range of themes and topics, such as belief in God; prejudice and discrimination; forgiveness and medical ethics. Our lessons are always very discussion based, encouraging young people to think and share their own thoughts, views and opinions. At certain times during the year YoYo also lead creative workshops in Secondary school. These sometimes happen in RE lessons, but we have also worked in drama, music and English lessons in the past. Our creative workshops come in various forms such as poetry writing workshops, drama masterclasses and creative music and song writing classes. If you would be interested in having YoYo teach RE lessons or lead creative workshops in your school, please contact us.
Founded in 1996, YoYo seeks to work with York schools and churches to bring the Christian faith alive. We are a non-denominational charity managed by a Board of Trustees and currently has 9 members on the staff team.