THE Easter story was brought to life for youngsters in Cramlington through an innovative and interactive Tenebrae experience.
Pupils from Reception and Year 1 at Cramlington Village Primary School (CVPS) walked around and experienced some of the classic Easter story scenarios, including the Last Supper, Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, and a mummified replica of Jesus in a tomb.
The idea is similar to the Tenebrae services that some churches have developed as a more experiential way of learning about Easter.
CVPS school principal Debbie Wylie said: “We wanted children to be able to develop an understanding of the Christian story of Easter through more practical experiential means, as well as by simply listening to a story about it.
“The children have been learning in assemblies about some of the miracles that Jesus performed, and the Tenebrae hopefully brought the Easter story to life.
“Associating the Christian festival of Easter with the real Easter story is an important part of learning that can sometimes be forgotten.
“We want to embrace the fun but help children to also understand the foundations of our cultural Christian heritage.”
The school, which opened in Bowmond Drive, Eastfield Vale, in September, also enjoyed an Easter Fair.