Linton pupils see GSUS in interactive RE lesson
Students at Linton Village College (LVC) have been exploring the big issues of Christianity in an interactive learning pod.
The GSUS Live experience visited LVC last week and more than 300 students got the chance to visit the pod for a multimedia presentation incorporating music, Bible stories and 3D film.
Students explored Christian teachings on forgiveness, fear and rejection through the stories of three fictitious teenagers. They were encouraged to consider their own approach to various moral dilemmas and respond to the teenagers in the role of an ‘agony friend’ using an interactive digital programme.
Hal Woodhouse, 15, said: “It was a creative way of using real-life situations to teach us about morals that we can apply in our own lives.”
Michael Impey, 16 added: “I enjoyed the hands-on learning approach rather than just reading and writing in books.”
Luci Reyes, 15, commented: “It was nice to learn in a different environment from the classroom.
“It was good looking at Bible stories in a more visual way and having to respond to them so that we could apply what we had learnt.”
Andrew Jackson, head of Religious Studies, said: “There was a real buzz amongst the students when they first saw the pod on Monday (February 18).
“The mobile classroom allowed students to develop the decision-making and teamwork skills which are so important in Religious Studies.
“We look forward to getting back to the classroom and following up these big issues and topics.”
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