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Easter Journey

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The Easter Journey’s aim is that every child will hear the account of key characters within the events of Holy Week and Easter and be encouraged to consider, question and explore, 'Who was Jesus?', 'Why was he put to death on a cross?', 'Did he really come back to life?' and 'How is Jesus's life, and death, relevant to their own lives and the lives of believers today?'

There are eight churches hosting The Easter Journey in 2017. 
Week One: 13th – 17th March
St Martin’s Knebworth, St Mary’s Shephall & St Peter's Broadwater

Week Two: 20th - 24th March
Holy Trinity Old Town & St Andrew and St George New Town

Week Three: 27th – 31st March
All Saints Hertford, St Hugh and St John’s Chells, St Nicholas Old Town

As the children arrive at church they will be welcomed and asked to gather round the empty tomb.  It is here that their Easter Journey will begin.  The children will be invited to become detectives; with the challenge of piecing together evidence not only from the empty tomb but also from five key characters.

  • The disciple John  
  • The disciple Judas Iscariot  
  • The disciple Peter  
  • A Centurion
  • Nicodemus, a member of the Sanhedrin  

Each child will be issued with a Detective Note Book and as they split into small groups and visit each character they will be given a piece of evidence to stick into their book to help remind them of all they have seen, heard and learnt about Jesus and the events that took place.
The children’s journey will draw to a close as they all return to the empty tomb and share what evidence they have gathered.  It is here that they will meet Mary Magdalen and receive their final piece of evidence, before having some light refreshments and heading back to school.

The whole ‘Journey’ will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

National Curriculum Links to the HERTS RE Syllabus

Year 6 – How is the life of Jesus relevant to today?
AT1 2:1 - to describe the key aspects of religions and traditions that influence the beliefs and values of others
AT1 2:3 - about stories of the lives of key religious people, the significance of these in their own lives and in the lives of believers today
Why do Christians remember Jesus particularly at Easter?
AT1 2:12 – how religious festivals are related to key figures, events and stories and how these are observed within families and religious communities.
AT2 2:21 – the difference between ultimate and non-ultimate questions including raising questions, suggesting answers and understanding that religions may give followers the answers to some of the mysteries of life.

The Easter Journey has now started and the booking system is closed.  For enquiries contact the Administration team on 01438 314314.

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