Children learn that "Courage takes many forms"
As Lent gains momentum 15,000 pupils at 85 Church schools in the Anglican Diocese of Ely have been challenged to take part in Brave Believers – working in partnership with global children’s charity World Vision UK.
The Brave Believers challenge gives primary school pupils the tools to be courageous advocates for the values of the Christian faith in their daily lives. Through creative methods – videos, podcasts, songs, and drawings – children are encouraged to be fearless when faced with adversity.
The challenge is set by the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway. It uses resources produced by Diocese of Ely Education Directorate and World Vision UK.
“Courage takes many forms: it may mean facing up to opposition or personal danger; it may mean overcoming your personal fears or phobias; it could mean standing up for what’s right.
“The Bible is full of stories of courage and bravery: David and Goliath; Daniel in the lions’ den; Paul on his missionary journeys and Jesus himself in the Garden of Gethsemane,” says the Revd Sue Martin, Bishops Officer for Schools Mission at the Diocese.