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No Man's Land - a reflective story

This idea tells the story of No Man's Land with symbols and words, and then explains how one famous chaplain (Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy) suggested that the only way to make peace was to go out into the middle of the 'bad stuff' (No Man's Land) to help and comfort people, trying to get them out one by one - just as Jesus did.

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Pentecost in percussion

The aim of this activity is to tell the story of Pentecost in sound.

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Does history matter?

History is often about stories, which help us to explain why things happened the way they did - it's how we make sense of things. But we need to be careful when listening to stories. The following assembly idea uses everyday stories as well as stories form the Bible to illustrate this.

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Are you feeling lucky?

During the First World War, luck was one way of explaining whether someone lived or died - perhaps to cushion the blow of dealing with random deaths among close friends and relatives. This assembly explores the whole idea of being 'lucky' or 'unlucky', relates it to the experiences and beliefs of the First World War, and discusses how we handle fear of the future.

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How the Bible was used in the First World War

This activity looks at people's attitudes to the Bible during times of war, with special reference to the First World War, and looks at some key Bible verses on the subject of war and peace.

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Percussion Palm Sunday

An activity to draw pupils of all ages into the sounds introducing Holy Week.

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The trial of Jesus

This activity for older pupils provides material for a shared school celebration at the end of term.

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Exploring Narnia and Christianity - an interactive activity

The world of Narnia offers a place of intrigue and imagination. There are many ways in which The Chronicles of Narnia stories offer the opportunity to explore aspects of the Christian faith. The following interactive idea picks up on the key themes of creating, spoiling, cleansing, rescuing and forever. It encourages the pupils actively to participate in reflecting on the significance of these five themes in the Christian and Narnia stories

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Cross-curricular activities using The Chronicles of Narnia

For decades, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis have offered a world of intrigue and imagination to children and adults alike. They also provide many opportunities to explore aspects of the Christian faith, and lend themselves to be used across a number of other subject areas. The following ideas offer suggestions as to how this might be done in Literacy, Art, ICT, Geography, Music and PSHE.

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Exploring Narnia and Christianity - a reflective story

The world of Narnia offers a place of intrigue and imagination. There are many ways in which The Chronicles of Narnia stories offer the opportunity to explore aspects of the Christian faith. This idea invites pupils to reflect upon the possible areas of overlap.

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