We are a registered charity that has been sharing our passion to equip children with the knowledge and skills to make a difference through innovative educational programmes since 2004. Working mainly with children aged 5-11 years, in schools and other community venues. Act 4 has had the privilege to work with over 75,000 children across the country.
We are currently operating a local team out of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, but also work with schools within Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. With the support of local churches we are seeking to share a practical, value based message that really makes a difference to children’s everyday lives.
Since becoming Act 4 in 2004, the charity has driven a:
Vision: to 'equip as many children as possible with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the world around them'.
Mission: To provide high quality and effective educational programmes that engage children with the importance of being socially responsible, through laying a foundation based on Christian values.
Ethos: To share the relevance of Christian values in an innovative, professional and fun way.
What we do:
A team of 2 young adults are chosen to take part in a challenging but rewarding gap year programme. Hosted by a local church, this team is trained by Act 4 to reach out into the local community through youth clubs, school presentations, church services and much more . This is supported by an ongoing range of community based activities that our teams take part in, as they equip local churches in their aim to reach out to children.
Act 4 has a long and deep history in Potters Bar. In 2003 Act 4 took on the challenge of reaching out to primary aged children with a message that we believed could have a massive impact in their lives. Inspired by the practical nature of Christian values, Act 4 set out to make these real to children.
Over 10 years on we are now working regularly with 20 local schools. Our relationships with local schools mean that we are able to add to the learning they provide for the children, through our creative presentations, benefiting faith and non faith schools equally.
The team's work in schools link to their work in the community. Working with our host churches, Potters Bar and Brookmans Park United Reformed Church, our teams take part in Rainbows, Brownies, Messy Church, Youth Clubs, Creative Church, Sunday Schools, and community events such as Darkes Fayre and Town Carols.