"24 Hours That Changed The World"
An interactive multi-media presentation for High Schools based on the 24 hours leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
The format is loosely based on the TV drama ‘24’ and follows the events of the last 24 hours of Jesus’ ministry on earth beginning with the Last Supper and ending with his burial. The presentation is a unique opportunity to partner with local churches to deliver Religious Education or Collective Worship.
Aimed at Key Stage 3 or 4, the presentation lasts for around 50 minutes and can be used with individual classes studying key moments in the ministry of Jesus; Biblical teaching on forgiveness; truth; Christian beliefs on eternal life; or the impact of the past on beliefs andpractices in today’s society.
Alternatively, “24” can be presented to whole year groups in extended periods of Collective Worship. This gives the pupils an opportunity to reflect on a major Christian festival and its significance today. During the sessions there are opportunities for peaceful reflection.
The end of term newsletter mentions “24 Hours” three times! It has been a great successes far as the school is concerned. Very positive comments have been made about “24 Hours” with people commenting that the assemblies were inspirational and the presentation really made them think about Jesus. It has been so good for staff and students to see the team working together so effectively and to see so many different Christians from the local area working together. This is awesome an d such a good example to the students
A Testimonial - RE Teacher, St. Teilos C/W High School, Cardiff
Due to the positive response from pupils and staff about “24 Hours that Changed the World,” OAC GB alongside CCSW, & OM Wales are developing a follow-up presentation focusing on the three days after the burial of Jesus. This is an interactive presentation based on the TV Series 'CSI.” It will involve video, case studies and team work.
"A Sideways Look"
“A Sideways Look” is a photographic exhibition that recreates and re-imagines some of the famous religious and Renaissance paintings in order to make them accessible to a contemporary audience.
The aim is to stay true to the original message of the painting and Bible text whilst using a mixture of modern symbolism and metaphor. The images are available as either framed prints or on pull-up stands so that they can be dis played in various settings and venues. The pull-up stands have a copy of the original painting (where applicable) together with text to help understand the images.
The exhibition is available, along with its creator, Marten Holmes, as an evangelistic outreach or as part of a contemplative service or retreat. A book is also available which has Bible study notes in the back.
The images can also form the framework for a talk by Marten, which can be personalised for different audiences. It can work with a mid-week group, be part of a Sunday service or be used as a gentle, low-key talk for invited non-Christians. It could easily be adapted for a cross-curricular day in secondary schools aimed GCSE art/photography/RE classes.