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CSI Easter: The Case of the Missing Body!

Crime scene…what do the clues suggest might have happened? (Click to enlarge)

Crime scene…what do the clues suggest might have happened?

Posted on Tuesday 10 April 2018
St Mary's, Ely, has recently employed a Children and Families Missioner through the Ely 2025 Growth Fund. Part of her Missioner role is to develop the relationship between the church and the local primary schools. Using a resource, CSI Easter, St Mary's Church hosted 8 classes from 3 local primary schools who were all tasked with solving the case of the missing body. Groups of children worked as detectives examining the crime scene and conducting their investigation through investigation, scientific experimentation, code breaking, finger printing and evidence packs in a 90 minute session.

During the week the Children’s Adviser, Debbie Hill also hosted a training evening for those wishing to find out more about using the resource in their local churches. Jude Barber, children’s pastor at Christchurch Purley, wrote and developed the resource several years ago and she came and spoke with great passion and enthusiasm about her desire to communicate the facts of the Easter story in a relevant way to primary aged children. Fourteen churches bought the resource (£10 for a memory stick with filmed content and templates) and are enthusiastic about introducing it next year, with several others already asking for the resource. Good news travels fast!

If you are looking for a new way to communicate the Easter message to local primary schools, this is a brilliant way of doing it!  Children can develop their own thinking and draw their own conclusions, whilst having a lot of fun in the process.