Interactive GSUS lorry returns to King's Lynn
Thousands of teenagers in West Norfolk will have the chance to hear the gospel over the coming weeks when the GSUS Live lorry pays a visit to local secondary schools.
GSUS Live is an interactive experience designed to show the relevance of Jesus and his teaching in today’s world, through the stories of three teenagers.
It is supplied by Counties, a UK based charity, and is an educational project designed for secondary schools. The project is running in Kings Lynn for 5 weeks, organised by Christians Reaching Out in West Norfolk Trust (CROWNS Trust).
GSUS Live last visited King's Lynn in 2008. This time it will be based for a week at each of the following schools: Springwood High School, Kings Lynn Academy, King Edward VII High School, Smithdon High School and Fakenham High School. It is hoped pupils from the Churchill Park School will also be visiting.
The project involves a number of volunteers from churches in the area.
The lorry features two mobile classrooms with a fully functioning multimedia computer suite. Students are seated in pairs at a computer workstation and given special viewing glasses. Lights are low and a heartbeat plays over the sound system.
A three-minute, fast-paced, 3D, large-screen video introduces students to the themes of FEAR, FORGIVENESS and REJECTION. Students choose a theme and begin to investigate their choice through the stories of 'Ben', 'Kylie', or 'Jack'.
The programme is designed to stimulate the students to think for themselves about real life issues and to explore the teachings of Jesus in an interactive contemporary way as part of their Key Stage 3 Religious Education.
Kevin Baldwin, from CROWNS Trust commented, “We are delighted to be able to host the GSUS LIVE project in Kings Lynn schools once more. It is a UK wide initiative, and part of our on going partnership with local schools. Through GSUS Live we hope to provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon and carefully evaluate Jesus’ teaching as part of their Religious Education studies.”
Can you help?
Kevin is looking for volunteers to help with presenting and set up/take down. Can you spare a day or a morning or afternoon to help? Full training will be given. If you want any more details please contact Kevin Baldwin on 07974 433013 or firstname.lastname@example.org