In 2008 Hand to Mouth introduced An Amazing Journey into a Holy Space in schools across West Yorkshire. These have been received with great enthusiasm. Lesley Bowyer Head teacher of Carr Green, a non church school in Calderdale says:
Having the Journey days with Hand to Mouth Ministries has been incredibly successful. Pupils love the opportunity for individual reflection and they tell us the days make them feel very special. The people leading the day’s work very sensitively enabling pupils from all religious denominations and those with no religion to make a full and valued contribution. Luckily we had the Amazing Advent Journey going on when Ofsted last visited us and the inspectors said they had never seen such high quality RE and SMSC going on – one inspector, a Head of a predominantly Muslim school in Birmingham, even tried to book them!
We are booked up in schools 12 months in advance, and for this reason we have developed ‘Journey in a Box’ for use by individuals and churches who want to give an experience with a difference to their local school, church or youth group.