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An Easter Event

(Community News)The Easter Event is a unique presentation of the Easter story for primary school children. Conducted by a large voluntary team of people from local churches and sponsored by the Strathmore Interchurch Council, it is produced every second year and is offered primarily to children from grades 3 and 4.

Throughout the week children are transported to the venue by bus on a rotation system. Approximately 63 children attend each session. This year 17 schools have been invited to participate, involving approximately 1400 children. On arrival at the venue they are welcomed and split into small groups, each with its own leader. The groups rotate through a series of events.

The story of Easter unfolds in The Caves. Four caves are linked by tunnels. The children pass through the tunnels in darkness and as they enter a cave a story is presented via slides, videos or puppets. Questions arise, such as ‘What does Easter mean to you?’ and ‘What is the real meaning of Easter?’
The relationship between Easter and Christmas is examined; some of the life and work of Jesus is explored and some of the events leading up to the first Easter are revealed. More…….

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