29 November 2016
"A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Isaiah 11:1
As we embark on our preparations for this Advent Season, the children in Year 4 were joined by family and friends for our RE Inspire Workshop.
The workshop was opened with a beautiful prayer written by the children, thanking God for all of the wonderful gifts that we have in our lives, especially thanking God for bringing us all together on this special day.
During the introduction the children shared their understanding of the Jesse Tree and how it symbolises that Jesse was the father of King David.
Then the work began. Instruction were given as to how the tree was to be constructed and off we all went. After assembling the branches, they were secured into the main base. We made ornaments to hang from the Jesse Tree, these represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Each ornament tells the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God across many generations of Jesus' ancestors.
Our wonderful workshop ended with a closing prayer. Then came the big clean up, it's amazing how much glitter we found everywhere.
Thank you to everyone who came and made our day so very special.