reactions to The Life of Christ production…
The feeling that I could be there – how I would feel? It’s happening in real time for the ‘first time’!
Gives Christ’s story an historical perspective
Raises discussion of how Christianity has come from Judaism.
Element of journeying and pilgrimage as you walk more along the Life of Christ
Bringing the Gospels alive – the Living word.
Seeing Jesus’s humanity
Procession through different parts of Jesus’ life
Scripture delivered in a way that affects your personality and character
Massive opportunity to consolidate the learning of Upper KS2 children
An amazing opportunity for children to experience the beauty of Jesus’s life and teaching
It’s not just a story to tell- It’s a story told that changes lives.
That Christ’s story still affects lives today
‘A wonderful and deeply moving production’
‘I was moved to tears more than once’
‘Many congratulations for such a wonderful and inspirational day’
‘The whole atmosphere was one which drew you into the story’
‘Several very powerful moments in today’s production, and always good to see the whole story from a new perspective’
‘We had a fantastic day. Jesus was truly charismatic. Fantastic actor, supported by a great cast’
‘I must tell you we haven’t stopped talking about it since Saturday, we loved every minute’
‘to see the Life of Christ unfold with the actors meant a great deal. The compassion and presence of Jesus really came through the production.’
‘Absolutely amazing and very atmospheric’
‘It makes everything in the bible so real and accessible’
‘Out of this world’
‘Gives a totally different perspective’
‘Loved the inclusion of the audience and the power of the acting’
‘Gave me a sense of being there 2000 years ago’
‘Thank you to every single volunteer taking part, an amazing day!’
reactions to the Values Learning Resources…
An excellent way to recreate and help children to make links through all of the resources and activities
This has opened my eyes to relating to Jesus as a human, thinking about his journey as a person and how he felt. It has enabled me to have a deeper empathy
A great resource for children to relate to real people and their views. How the cast and crew work together models behaviour and attitudes to children
Great impact for children. Able to explore more deeply a particular quality
Powerful on delivering values based teaching linked to the Gospels
A wonderful resource across the school. Inspiring!
A powerful message that Jesus was human and spoke ‘truth
I found the insights of the actors very powerful. How they had been moved by acting in the performance was very thought provoking.
Great for values that we teach in our schools
Excellent resource for all but especially for deepening children’s learning.
reactions to the video clips and stills
So many of the scenes could be used throughout the year linked to special occasions like Holy Week
The video clips and still photographs lend themselves to looking at emotions of people involved and the questions the children can pose
The clips were really moving and brought the events to life in a wat I had never experienced before. They evoke a much deeper response than the written stories ever could.
Well known Bible stories seen through different eyes. Able to focus on part of the story you have never noticed.
I found the clips quite inspirational and could use them in class to stimulate enquiry-based learning
I found the clips and stills a good resource that could easily be transferred into the classroom across all ages.
Children can be inspired to reach out to others
I found the clips and stills hugely useful
A good visual representation of the Bible
Shows the different ages of people present – not ever discussed or understood by children of primary age
Pictures throw up discussion about responding to God’s call. Thought provoking and engaging, video clips challenging.
They raise questions and draw out response at many different levels.
Differs from the cartoon version often used, good to see real life representations
Powerful videos and images
Seeing first hand how the Bible impacts on real people’s lives today
Making learning creative, making learning come alive
Inspirational photos and clips that are able to stiumulate and engage the audience, challenging their ideas and thinking
Inspiring and motivational clips for use in KS1 and KS2. Can be carried through the whole liturgical year
Video clips useful for deepening children’s understanding
Video useful instead of a trip as we are too far away
Previously unseen scenes useful for whole class teaching
Powerful to hear the reflections of the actors
Develop children’s enquiry – use to create big questions
The clips are useful because they show scripture in an engaging way.
The link to Judaism is very clear in the clips and photos which reinforces children’s understanding
Big questions can be derived from the clips.
Helps children unpick the Gospel and bring it to life
Inspires questioning in adults and children alike
Reflecting on the Gospels from different viewpoints, themes or historical settings
Bringing the Gospel to life, looking from a fresh perspective
Excellent resources for enquiry-based learning for all age groups
Looking and noticing the new in the familiar
Encouraged, inspired, enticed to attend -make it a reality
This made scripture real, for children to understand the realities of faith and incorporating it into our daily lives
Prompts questioning of how does this affect me today? What does it mean for me? How could Jesus be talking to me?
Bringing scripture to life, accessible to all children regardless of age or ability