At Immanuel College, The Sanctuary is used for both the educational, social and emotional development of students. Students come to the Sanctuary to attend lunch and after-school groups that are overseen by a Salvation Army Youth Worker. The aim of the groups is to give young people a safe and inclusive environment to voice any issues they may be facing and to encourage a spirit of community within the school. Emily also offers a listening ear and pastoral support to students facing difficult circumstances.
The Sanctuary works alongside the RE department and chaplaincy team, offering hands on exploration of prayer, Enrichment discussion groups and enabling experiences of corporate worship. The building also hosts staff community lunches to allow staff members moments of sanctuary from their busy working week.
It is the Salvation Army’s hope that through Christian school’s work, young people would come to fulfil their God-given potential; living out Christian values of integrity, compassion, respect and justice.