This exciting programme teaches children in P5–P7 the whole story line of the Bible in a series of interactive multi-media lessons.
It has been designed to contribute to the experiences and outcomes in the RME section of Curriculum for Excellence. Over 80 Scottish schools have welcomed Bible Alive and it has also been used in schools in other parts of the UK.
Bible Alive uses story-telling, music, drama, puppets, quizzes, activities, props and costumes to bring the Bible to life. It is held together by Rhyme & Sign, a set of ten rhyming couplets which recap the story of the Bible, accompanied by British Sign Language signs. The programme is flexible and the whole Bible is usually taught in schools in one hour lessons over 5–8 weeks.
Bible Alive has met with a very positive response from both pupils and teachers...
"It is good fun when we act out scenes from the Bible. It makes you understand more."
"I loved it and the Bible is more fun than I thought."
"It is a unique way of presenting RME in line with Curriculum for Excellence and teaching staff who were present were amazed at the way in which the children listened and remembered as well as the interactive nature of the lessons. I personally have not seen anything better in this area of the curriculum."
Everyone using Bible Alive in schools has successfully completed a training course. Keep an eye here for the next training opportunity.
If you would like to find out more about Bible Alive – to find out if it is being used in your area, to arrange to come and watch a lesson, or for more information about training to teach Bible Alive, please contact Lesley Crawford.