ICE (Initiative in Christian Education) was established in Exeter in 1989 to work within schools in and around the city. Their purpose is to assist the local body of schools by providing character education programs, all of which support the national and local syllabus and government guidelines.
ICE Torbay is a franchise partner of ‘Exeter ICE Charitable Trust’ and was established in 2013 to work with primary schools in and around Torbay.
Nick Pitt, Christine Hargreaves and Hazel Bennett are Schools Workers for ICE Torbay and work closely with volunteers from local churches to offer one-off or regular activities to primary schools, including:
- Lunchtime Clubs
- Prayer Spaces in Schools projects
- Supporting RE lessons
- Special Events
Hazel Bennett is also the ‘Open the Book’ Coordinator for Torbay.
We currently (February 2018) work regularly with 14 primary schools in and around Torbay, and our activities enable us to talk with hundreds of young children about the Christian faith. We have tremendous growth plans for ICE Torbay, including holiday clubs and after-school clubs along with plans to offer our activities to many more primary schools, over time.
As an outside organisation operating in schools, staff and volunteers of ICE Torbay are familiar with the Government PCfRE guidance for visiting schools.
If you would like to know more about ICE Torbay, get involved in our work or invite someone from ICE into your school, please click on CONTACT to get in touch.