Friday Night Extra 4.3.16 with guests Ian, Sue and Mary from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust

BSCWT TeamThis evening I was joined in the studio by Ian, Sue and Mary from the Brentwood Schools Christian Worker Trust. Ian is Director of Schools Work. Sue works in Primary Schools. Mary works in Secondary Schools. They told us about the work of the trust which leads assemblies, lessons and special projects and also provides chaplains. Ian said that at the core of the work is building relationships with pupils and staff. Only is this way can they provide Christian learning and support. All this is only possible through relationships with local churches and supporters. There are four full time staff at the trust and over forty volunteers. They are always looking for more people to support the work, through prayer, financially and as volunteers. Sue talked particularly about the the sessions called Easter Cracked that are being run for Primary School pupils. Mary told us about the sessions on identity and relationships in Secondary Schools, together with the importance of being a listening ear in a chaplaincy role. They all talked about the importance of the On the Move sessions that are run across the borough for year 6 children as they prepare for the big move the secondary education. More information about the work of the trust and how to be involved can be found on www.bscwt.org

Tonight’s playlist
Booker T & MGs – Crazy
Coldplay – Adventures of a lifetime
Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer
Bill Withers – Lovely day
Earth Wind and Fire – Got to get you into my life
Quincy Jones – Soul Bossonova
Kirsty McCall – They don’t know about us
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities – requested by Patrick
Alison Krauss & Brad Paisley – Whiskey Lullaby – requested by Michael
Ned Miller – From a Jack to a king – requested by Phyl
Father Ted theme – to remember Frank Kelly – who played Father Jack
Naked Gun theme – to remember George Kennedy
Lukas Graham – 7 years old
Shires – Made in England
Lesley Duncan – Everything changes
Paul Carrick – The living years
Graham Nash – Simple Man
Soweto String Quartet – Weeping – loved by Rene
Del Amitri – Driving with the brakes on
Tito Pente – Candido

Join me next week when my guests will be six pupils from Ingatestone & Fryerning C of E Junior School, talking about their favourite activities and things that are really important to them.

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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the djs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix98FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. The little boy's dream has come true. @RevpatrickS