Bishop visits West Norfolk children's outreach

west norfolk genr8 easter 387Christian Children’s Outreach organisation GenR8 has launched their Easter tour in 47 schools across West Norfolk, and have been visted by Rt Rev John Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn. Tony Rothe reports.

Established   in   the   Cambridge   area   in 2001, GenR8 came to Norfolk in 2008 through the Crowns Trust. Now equally accepted in West Norfolk as a reliable and safe product by many schools, GenR8 presents the gospel in a fun, lively, relevant and educational way to primary school-aged children, working in partnership with local Churches, and at the same time enabling and equipping local Christian volunteers.

The Easter tour will be visiting 47 schools throughout West Norfolk. Each presentation lasts around half an hour, and will aim to help children understand that they all have unique gifts & talents, and that they are all cared for by a loving Father. This will all be set within the theme of "Unselfish Love", based on John 3:16.

Each session starts with a lively introduction, including the wake up call and GenR8 ‘waves’. There are further sketches, including comedy, puppets, stories, and the Action song. The presentation concludes with the serious message.

They have been joined on one visit by Rt Rev John Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, who is pictured, above, with the team.

“We are always greeted by enthusiasm and excitement when we return to a school we have visited fairly recently” said Brian Griffin from GenR8’s West Norfolk team. “I believe it is because we present an action packed, thought-provoking, fast-moving, fun-filled half hour quite unlike any other school assembly time.  Even the adults watching remain as equally absorbed as the children!”

The Easter tour, which started on Monday March 17, includes schools in Clenchwarton, Ashwicken,  Runcton Holme, Brancaster, Kings Lynn, Tilney, Terrington, St Germans, Heacham, Snettisham,  Bircham, North and South Wootton, West Walton, Hunstanton, Marshland St James, Middleton, Dersingham, Narborough, Watlington, Ingoldisthorpe, Sandringham, Gayton, Ashwicken, Shouldham, Walpole, Grimston, Harpley, Marham, Sedgeford, Downham Market, and Docking. The tour concludes at Brancaster on Thursday April 3.

The team, consisting of Andrew,Kevin, Adrian, Brian & Josephine, would welcome prayers for each other, for safe travel, and that they will communicate the gospel message effectively.

For more information, contact Brian Griffin at

or Kevin at

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