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Bespoke Events

    Candle has been offering Bespoke Events since 2010. Since then, we have visited hundreds of schools across the UK and further afield in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australasia. We have worked with many thousands of young people, their teachers, governors, parents & friends.

    Schools love the quality and flexibility of our events, as well as our fixed prices. We don’t charge extra for VAT, travel and accommodation or booking fees and we don’t cap the numbers attending within one school. Every member of our team is a qualified, experienced teacher, so we really understand how schools work and what young people need.

    For some recent examples, we have organised:

    • GCSE Religious Studies events for King Edward VI School, Southampton and Gordon’s School, Woking (Islam) and St Mary’s School, Ascot (Catholic Christianity)
    • A Level Christianity events for the Grammar School at Leeds, Notre Dame College and Haileybury School, Hertfordshire, Philosophy & Ethics Masterclass for Portsmouth Grammar School
    • Made to Measure events for Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys, Hertfordshire, Dulwich College, London, and Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow.
    • Gifted and Talented events for at Colfe’s School, City of London School for Girls and Portsmouth Grammar School.
    • Sixth Form events – for Skinner’s School “A Grand Design?” And “Ethics Matters” and for Ewell Castle School and New Hall School “Life and Death” as well as for Shebbear College and New Hall (Sixth Form RS).
    • Enrichment events for Year 10-11 students at Haslingden High School, Queen Mary’s High, Walsall, Alderley Edge School for Girls, King Edward’s School Birmingham and Simon Langton Girls Grammar School.
    • “Money Matters” events for Sixth Formers at Bacon’s College, SE London & Queen Mary’s High School, Walsall
    • An evening public-lecture for Bolton School, Greater Manchester

    Why not email bespoke@candleconferences.com or call Moira Siara to talk about the possibilities on 0208 133 2241.

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    Religious Studies & Philosophy Events

    We offer “bespoke” versions of our main GCSE and A Level Religious Studies events online or face-to-face where schools are more than an hour from regional centers. We also offer specialized events to support Religious Studies and Philosophy departments and whole-school Religious Education. We can design a “made -to-measure” event just for you, or you can choose one of our “pret a porter” options…

    • RE drop-down days (Year 10-13) – “The Grand Design” (Science & Religion), “Matters of Life & Death” (Medical Ethics), “What is Truth?” (Intro to Philosophy), “Living The Good Life” (Humanism & Ethics)
    • Catholic Christianity (GCSE RS) – Catholic Moral Philosophy, The Theology of the Body, Laudato Si, the Environment and Animals, Catholic Social Teaching, rights & poverty.
    • Islam (GCSE RS) – Islamic concept of God, Islam & Relationships, Islam & Medical Ethics, Islam & Conflict, Debate: This house believes that it is right for Muslim teenagers to fast during Ramadan!
    • Developments in Christian Thought (A Level RS) – Who was Jesus? Philosopher Focus: St. Augustine, Christianity & Sex, Debate: This house believes in life after death!
    • AQA A Level Philosophy – Introducing Epistemology: What is Truth? Philosopher Focus: Aristotle, Evaluating the Teleological Argument, Is stealing always wrong?
    • IB Theory of Knowledge – Theory of Knowledge, Critical Thinking, 2 options from Art, Maths, Faith and Language plus debate “this house believes that “of that which we cannot speak, we must be silent!”

    From £499 online / £899 face to face (£1299 if other local schools are invited)

    Bespoke CPD

    Candle also offers a range of Bespoke CPD options for teachers, either online or face-to-face, to suit your needs.

    As a guide, recently, we have organised:

    • coaching for a newly appointed Head Teacher in an Anglican School
    • governing body away-day considering the wider purpose of education
    • a twilight event for a local RE network
    • online mentoring for a newly appointed Head of Religious Studies
    • GCSE and A Level training for Religious Studies teachers across a multi-academy trust
    • a whole-staff INSET day on Christian ethos for a Diocese
    • an INSET day for a school focusing on Pastoral Care and Tutoring
    • consultancy support in developing policy documents, specifications, curricula.

    Prices from £299, by negotiation

    Gifted & Talented Events

    We have long experience of running inspiring events for the most able students around the world. Our events challenge young people to think across and beyond the curriculum and help them to develop the skills in critical thinking, developing and presenting persuasive arguments that they will need to make the most of their potential.

    We have a range of tried-and-tested “pret a porter” events, or you can go “made to measure” and create a one-off event to suit the interests and needs of your students.

    • Ignite (Gifted and Talented Y9-11 students) – Introduction to Critical Thinking, Ethics Matters, Genetic Modification, Debate: This house believes that what is right and wrong depends on our culture!
    • Education Matters (Gifted and Talented Y9-11 students) – What is Truth? Education Matters” It’s the Economy, stupid… Debate: This house believes that education should only aim to fit young people for the workplace!

    From £499 online / £899 face to face (£1299 if other local schools are invited)

    PSHCE Events

    We can design a one-off event to suit your needs, or you can choose one of our tried and tested “pret a porter” options…

    • Sex Matters (Y10-13 students for SRE) Sex Matters, The Ethics of Contraception, Having it all! Pornography Matters
    • Money Matters (Y10-13 students for Finance & Enterprise Education) Money Matters, Boom, Bust and Crunch! Balancing the Books, Trade or Aid?
    • Sports Ethics (Y11-13 students of sport) What are Ethics? Virtue Ethics and Sport, Leadership, Debate: “This house believes that winning is all that matters in the end!”

    From £499 online / £899 face to face (£1299 if other local schools are invited)

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