GIVING, RATHER THAN GIVING UP
Each participating school has been given two of the challenges below to complete before the end of Lent. Click on the challenges to find out more information, and to see photos once they have been completed.
Why 27 challenges? Yes, we know that there are 40 days in Lent but there are only 27 school days! We hope that our children will be so inspired that they will also carry out acts of generosity in their own time.
Showing we care
Keep on cleaning
Making friends abroad
Smiles all around
Compassion for the elderly
Return the favour
Teaching new skills
This final challenge is for everyone!!
WHAT IS THE LENT EVENT?
The Lent Event has been set up by the East Coast Religious Education network (E.C.R.E) to help schools teach children about the period of Lent. The Lent Event is based on the 40 ACTS Stewardship project and has been adapted for collaborative use in schools.
Many schools encourage their children to give something up each year for Lent. This often starts with great enthusiasm but soon dwindles and is forgotten about. This year we are encouraging our schools to add something transformational to the traditional. During the coming weeks our schools will teaching their children that Lent is a time for preparation. Preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness that reflects God's generosity.
DIGGING DEEPER INTO LENT
Taking part in The Lent Event is a great way to promote the teaching of Religion in your school, but why stop there? Why not use the resources on this page to dig deeper into Lent in your classrooms and assemblies.
Top Twenty Ideas for Teaching Lent & Easter - Diocese of Norwich
Lent Resources - Barnabas in Schools
Lent Lesson Ideas - BBC Schools
Jesus in the Desert Cartoon - Youtube
The Christian Festival of Lent - SPCK Assemblies
Lent - SPCK Assemblies
40 Acts Primary Assemblies - 40 Acts (Free sign up required)
Jesus' Temptations - Barnabas in Schools
Lent and Reflection - Christian Aid (Secondary)
The resources above are suggestions only and not endorsed in any way by E.C.R.E. If you have further resources that may be of use to other schools, why not upload them to our main E.C.R.E. website.
Please contact us if you would like to be involved in next year's Lent Event, or if you would like further information about the E.C.R.E. group.
Homefield CofE Primary School