It's time to Explore Easter again! Every year we invite schools to our walk-through of the Passion week story, which takes them from the streets of a packed Jerusalem as Jesus rides in to cries of Hosanna, through to the stunned reactions of Peter and Mary to the violent end of the one they loved, and with him all their hopes.
But that's not the end of the story..........
The event is always really popular with staff and pupils, and can only help with the help of our dedicated volunteers who get into character and explore the often confusing events as Jerusalem citizens with the pupils. Comments back from pupils show that taking part is what makes this event so memorable for them, tasting the bread and 'wine' (grape juice!), dressing up, moving from scene to scene and seeing video clips of Jesus' death and resurrection (huge, scary angel!!!).
We've found that most schools in our area really struggle to afford transport to come to events like this, so we've decided to go 'On Tour' this year. After two sessions in Mold, we're heading out and about next week to visit the outlying Welsh language primary schools. It's been a real challenge to think how to stage an event, which usually involves 5 large spaces, in school halls, but that's where teamwork comes in again. Arawn and Hannah have been great, bringing ideas for staging and props that we hope will make our 'On Tour' event as valuable as the last five years of residential work.
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