Wednesday, 21 March 2018

What do trick shots in basketball have to do with glorifying God?

I was recently reminded of a favourite YouTube sensation that the boys in my class loved called Dude Perfect.

These young men are incredibly talented, creative and funny but what sets them truly apart is their purpose in life. Their aim is to glorify God.

“Obviously when that first ball swished, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but we believe that nothing happens by accident, that God’s given us this platform for a reason, and that we have an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of countless others all around the globe. Above all else, our ultimate goal is to glorify Jesus Christ in everything that we do. We want to use this platform for something much bigger than us.”

Why not show your students some of their videos and open up a discussion about ways to serve God?

This might be useful if you are teaching about creativity, resilience, commitment, or determination.

Just as a warning – look at the YouTube before you show your class because they are from the US where hunting is more common and some do feature guns and shooting. Choose age appropriate content for your students. Try Real Life Trick Shots or World Record Edition.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The Big Little Easter Story

Here's a great idea leading up to Easter, to get the artistic juices flowing  with your students.  

A few years ago, St Paul's Arts in NZ, a kids club attached to an Anglican Church, posted this video with instructions for an art installation designed to get people reflecting on the meaning of Easter.

They challenged people to make dioramas that depicted the results of their reflections, and displayed these at the Church over Easter.

The 86 second video shows how easy it is to inspire people of all skill levels to be a part of this task.  

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Easter Chapel Videos for Primary

Looking for videos for chapel or RE to use before Holy Week. Here are some that might be useful for Primary Schools students. Enjoy!