Our current Primary assembly introduces a fairly new puppet to the children – Roxy! During the assembly, she learns about why we call Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day. She also learns what Lent is and why some people give up something they really enjoy (not cabbage!) for 40 days to remember all that Jesus gave up. She decides to try and give up peanut butter! The children have loved it! At one school we heard a child call out, “Can you do more?” after we had ended the assembly! At that school they also walked out saying “I’m going to Lent my TV!” or “I’m going to Lent my iPad!” We thought it was a great phrase!!
Lisa and Howard Davenport have also really enjoyed working with a group of Year 9s on a module for their ASDAN qualification. This year the students led an assembly on the story of Jesus and the paralysed man. The students focused on how it is important to help people and be a good friend like the men in the story. The performance went well and the students watching enjoyed taking part in the different elements of the assembly. A big well done to all that were involved.
Easter in a Box is continuing very well, with lots of positive feedback from both the children and teachers. We’re really enjoying delivering these lessons and exploring the Easter story with them.