Easter Experience

Easter Experience March 21

16th East Ham@ St Paul’s Church

19th Stratford@ St. Johns Church

23rd Forest Gate@ Woodgrange Baptist

23rd Canning Town @ Cliff Walk Church

25th Plaistow @ St. Philips

25th @ Manor Park Christian Centre

This session gives Year 4 pupils an opportunity to learn 'How do Christians celebrate Easter?' - directly from local Christians from different denominations. We're doing Easter Experience a bit different this year.

What it is:

  • A 1 hour lesson - fully interactive and live for the duration. 

  • A virtual church tour hosted by a local church leader 

  • 2 x live interactive workshops

  • A follow on worksheet to demonstrate learning, classroom project ideas, and supporting video review/extension resources

What does it cost?

Its free!

What does my school/teachers need to do?

Assuming that not all schools will fully open to all pupils on March 8th, we have designed the session to be suitable for Home Learning as well as in the classroom 

Schools will host over Google Meets to ensure safeguarding, inviting FiS, the church leaders and the workshops leaders (all our contributors have been safeguarding trained on working with children online).

All Yr4 classes/pupils in your school will need to join at onceWe've tried to keep organisation on your side to a minimum, hopefully just setting up the Meet and facilitating the pupils (muting, hand's up, chat and attendance) during the session. 

Session Breakdown

  • 20 min Welcome and ‘What can you see?/Where's Wally’ Special features of your local church and how they are connected to Easter (ie stained glass etc) w/Q&A through Chat  

  • 20 min Live workshop 1 (inc. Plenary)  

  • 20 min Live workshop 2 (inc. Plenary)  

What are the workshops/what do they involve?

How Christians celebrate and remember the story of Easter through Music, Dance and Drama. These will be lead by FiS and a local Christian who will explain how these activities link to Easter and Christian belief around salvation, forgiveness, and the death and resurrection of Jesus. 

Pupils will be able to source household props as necessary to participate:

  • Dance - Think a 'Joe Wicks' session to music and lyrics on screen

  • Drama - using 'dress-up' from what is available at home

  • Music - Pots and Pans Percussion and Singing    

Sounds great, how do I sign my classes up?

We have some dates confirmed with churches (see scrolling header) and are taking bookings/expressions of interest now on a first come first served basis. Due to our limited capacity due to safeguarding and Covid restrictions - we would urge you to get in quick!

Book here or contact your local Schools Worker