Our schools work is a key ingredient of the Higher Tour. Our teams will visit your school for a day and deliver a blend of assemblies, lessons, workshops and performances.

A typical lesson would include a short music performance, interactive exercises, stories and a Q&A focused on topics like ‘Does God exist?’ or ‘What is faith?’. Our assemblies can follow these themes or we can tailor our presentation to suit you.

We seek to be professional, memorable, collaborative and flexible in the way that we work with schools – and best of all, it’s free of charge. There is no cost to the school to participate in the Higher Tour.

Our history in schools

Since the early 1990s, The Message Trust has been working in schools to present the Christian faith to young people in schools through creative arts. We now have multiple teams that visit and partner with schools, offering thought-provoking lessons and performances using music and theatre.

Raising the aspirations of young people is a privilege and is something we aim to do through all our work. We regularly see young people who thought they didn’t have anything to say finding their voice; or those who were wrestling with negative behaviours and thought patterns realising that there is a different story available to the one they are living.

What others have said…

‘I recommend them to all of my colleagues’ – Dave Butt, Deputy Head, Trinity High School, Manchester

‘These are “real life” Christians talking about their faith…pupils were engaged and focused. A positive input without alienating non-Christian children. You made our pupils feel valued by listening and taking an interest in who they are.’ – Ann Robinson, Head of RE at Hathershaw College of Technology and Sport

‘The week they spent in school was excellent. Their energy, enthusiasm, commitment, faith and professionalism were immediately apparent.’ – Vincent Ryder, Acting Curriculum Leader for RE at North Chadderton School

‘Very professional – in assemblies, lessons and around the school. We would welcome you back anytime!’ – Mr G J Ward, Headteacher, Macclesfield High School

We want to get this right

We know each school has its own unique ethos and we aim to make space for what matters most to you – our primary aim is to serve the school by enriching students. We want to work collaboratively with you from day one to ensure we deliver an utterly unique and memorable experience.

Download our Schools Pack

We’ve put together a handy PDF guide to our schools work. In it, you’ll find a more detailed exploration of what we offer, who our teams are and how what we do fits with the OFSTED Inspection Framework. To see schools packs for the regional Higher missions, please see our Tour page.

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