Pentecost Schools Project 2017
Presenter A: Claire Devaney
Presenter B: Jane Mellett
The Pentecost Schools Project is being coordinated by Claire Devaney, the Primary Age Children’s Coordinator with Scripture Union in collaboration with the Diocesan Pastoral Parish Worker Jane Mellett in Ballyfermot.
Over a period of six weeks, Claire and Jane have had the privilege in engaging with thirty-five 5th class students in both St. Michael’s National School in Ballyfermot and St. Laurence’s National School in Chapelizod. This year’s Pentecost Project has focused on the retelling of the stories of Acts through the lens of the Apostles using creative media such as Art, Drama and Creative Writing. The culmination of all this great work will be a printed brochure.
The authenticity and creativity of the students was palpable and evident throughout, along with a great deal of humour as the students took to the stories and became the narrators themselves, utilizing their own colourful modern vocabulary to aid the stories coming to life.
These young people worked diligently in covering all twenty-eight chapters of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, reading the selected Bible passages and producing a many faced booklet. They are now so excited for the Launch and Presentation Night which will take place on Tuesday Evening 6th June during Ecumenical Bible Week in Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Ballyfermot.