Full day: 4-5 classes. Half day: 2-3 classes. (Class sessions last c1 hour 15 mins)
Hear the Easter story from the point of view of those people who witnessed Jesus' last days. Different disciples give their version of the events of Holy Week including: Matthew's joy when the crowd cheer as Jesus rides into Jerusalem; Judas' hopes that Jesus will become a warrior king (and his big decision to force that to happen) and Mary's horror at finding the empty tomb.
Stories from 'Were you there?' are told at a series of tableaux, each depicting a stage from the events of Easter, with time for pupils to reflect on and ask questions to develop an understanding of the importance of Easter for Christians.
"Your stories were very powerful; they really brought the Easter story to life for the children." Y6 teacher, South Shields