Why Narnia? Barnabas RE Day
Why Narnia? is a Barnabas RE Day theme from Barnabas in Schools based on 'The Chronicles of Narnia' stories.
These stories by C.S. Lewis continue to delight generations of children and adults, whether in their original print version or dramatised in plays, cartoons and films.
Intended first as sheer entertainment, 'The Chronicles of Narnia' tales, such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, also explore Christian responses to larger questions about reality and fantasy, awe and wonder, and the nature of good and evil.
In more detail
Using interactive storytelling and drama, the Why Narnia? Barnabas RE Day explores key scenes from the stories, comparing and contrasting their content with related stories from the Bible, while also encouraging pupils to discuss possible links between the fictional land of Narnia and our own world.
This workshop is available all year round, but it may be of particular interest at Easter (exploring the significance of the crucifixion) and Christmas (‘Always winter and never...’).