If you’re visiting SPLAT, the likelihood is you already know a bit about us, but for those who don’t, here’s a potted history:
SPLAT is formed out of a close working relationship with Scripture Union. That is that their schools worker, Andy Gray (now a Trustee of SPLAT and a Vicar in Clitheroe) set up SPLAT as an Associate Trust to Scripture Union to be a vehicle to continue to 7 plus years he had worked in the Preston, Leyland and surrounding areas. As you can see, by a quick bit of magic, we quickly get to Schools Preston Leyland Area Trust, or SPLAT for short.
SPLAT is here to work alongside and support schools in the Preston, Leyland and surrounding areas to develop their Christian education and interaction. There are number of ways in which we achieve this. We are able to offer assemblies, curriculum support, transitional days for the year 6 pupils of primary schools and many many resources linked into what it is to be a Christian in today’s world, and indeed what it means to be a Christian.
Over the past 12 months, myself, as Chair, alongside Andy and the other trustees have been assessing the continuing needs of such a trust and are now gearing up to employ a new worker in the Preston and Leyland area in conjunction with the Methodist Circuit in the area. This will bring a whole new lease of life to the trust and enable us to carry on the good work that Andy Gray has laid before, and hopefully build this into something that can support not just the localised area that our name suggests, but spread further afield.
One such thing we’re looking at is, surprisingly, at the other end of the M65 corridor and seeing how we can support the schools work in the Pendle and surrounding areas, and if this model works, we hope to look to set up further offices (for want of a better word) of SPLAT in other locations too.
For now though, we ask for your continued support through prayer whilst we put final elements together for this new job role with the trust and, that ultimately, we find the right person to carry on this exciting work with the young people of the Preston and Leyland area.
If you would like more information about SPLAT, or to be kept informed of the goings on and how you can support us as an individual, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get further information to you and and add you to our mailing list once it’s all up and running fully.
Chair of SPLAT