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David and Goliath: a very loud story with drums and percussion

This noisy storytelling with percussion lesson recounts a classic Bible story about showing courage in adversity.

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The goldfish bowl: Why did Jesus come?

An activity using storytelling and symbols to explain the key Christian ideas about creation, fall, incarnation and redemption, especially the idea of Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

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Collective Worship: Under Siege

Collective Worship material based on Psalm 23, about coping with the feeling of being surrounded by enemies.

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Breaking the rules

The story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, exploring how bad rules can be broken in a non-violent way, bringing about change in a community.

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Standing up: a story about creating friendship, forgiveness and peace

A retelling of the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector. It explains a little of the historical background but also guesses at Zacchaeus' back-story, making suggestions about why he turned out the way he did.

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The Shepherd: understanding responsibility and self-sacrifice

Based on the true story of the Jervis Bay, part of the Atlantic convoy of ships bringing supplies to Great Britain during World War II. The ship was sunk on 5 November 1940. The battle stands as a powerful symbol of Christ-like self-sacrifice, in which a few were prepared to give up their lives for the sake of the many. For his bravery, Captain Edward Fegen was awarded a (posthumous) Victoria Cross.

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The Selfish Giant: a story about creating friendship, forgiveness and peace

A lesson idea based on Oscar Wilde's short story The Selfish Giant, with links to the biblical account of Jesus and Zacchaeus the tax collector in Luke's Gospel.

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Rio - Christ the Redeemer statue

Collective Worship outline reflecting on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Links with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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A Palm Sunday rant - storytelling by one of Jesus' enemies

The story of Palm Sunday introduces the events of Holy Week with an account of Jesus noisily disrupting the religious life of the temple in Jerusalem (Matthew 21:12-16). This version is an exercise in simple storytelling, from the point of view of one of the priests in charge of the temple.

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The Rich Song

Song by John Hardwick, relevant to the Barnabas RE Day 'What's money worth?'

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