Rhunahaorine pupils egg-static after Easter fun

Rhunahaorine Primary School’s pupils with their decorated eggs.
Rhunahaorine Primary School’s pupils with their decorated eggs.

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Pupils at Rhunahaorine Primary School revisited the Easter story by watching clips of the biblical events being acted out by a theatrical church group based in Lanarkshire.

The children watched five short dramatised video clips, produced by DramaKirk from Hamilton Old Parish Church of Scotland, telling of the major events leading up to Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection.

The church used Bob Hartman’s Rhyming Bible, which particularly appealed to some of the pupils as they enjoy playing with words and reciting rhymes.

They used a ‘clip clop beat’ poem to act out Palm Sunday. Marilyn Shedden, one of the school’s chaplains, joined in the fun and helped the children do their own improvisations.

On the last day of term, the final performance was watched and this was deemed the most exciting when the stone had rolled away and the tomb was empty.

Even though the pupils learn about Easter each year, there were still questions about how people saw Jesus alive after he had been dead.

Up in the forest near the school later that day, the children heard the events from the Bible as they decorated and rolled eggs.

This was a memorable event as the children had previously made a mud slide and this is where they chose to roll — or throw! — their eggs.

On returning to school, the Easter celebrations continued with the end-of-term prize-giving and an egg hunt in the playground.