‘Daily collective worship, of a broadly Christian character, should be provided by schools to promote children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.’
1988 Education Reform Act.
This is the window of opportunity that was taken by Churches Together in Scarborough to set up Faith in Scarborough Schools (AKA FISS) in 1997. This statement still applies today.
Bruce Clark was charged with the responsibility of starting and running FISS. It began running at two days a week but, very soon, thanks to the generosity of local Christians and Churches, FISS soon supported a full time worker. Bruce continued to run FISS for around twenty years, making a lasting impression on many children and young people in Scarborough and the surrounding area. He was supported by a loyal band of volunteers to run clubs and assemblies in schools.
Catherine took over from Bruce in September of 2018 when Bruce retired and Christina Bramley joined her in September, 2019. We still have our loyal volunteers to ably assist us.