The Bishop’s Bible ‘Treasure’ Challenge was launched back in September for children in Key Stage 2, writes Sarah Earnshaw, Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser.
It is running alongside the Bishop’s Bible Challenge for adults.
So far, we’ve had positive responses from 54 out of the 95 schools and church groups that registered to participate in the challenge, which equates to 2700 (and counting!) children that have completed all eight challenges and will receive a small gift and certificate in recognition of their achievement.
One thing that was new for this year is the Bible Journaling element, which we really want to encourage the children to continue doing. Visit the Bible Challenge page on the Board of Education website under ‘children’ www.bdeducation.org.uk/children/ for more on this and the challenge itself.
There were also a small number of groups that contributed to an art exhibition linked to the Bible Challenge that was held in the Cathedral on the run up to Easter.
Plans are now being made for visits to take place to the schools which have completed the challenge to present certificates to the children during collective worship.
I hope and pray the fantastic response that we’ve had to this project with the children will provide encouragement for the adults as their challenge continues throughout the rest of the calendar year.