This is my first adventure into blogging. I hope it will form somewhere to record the experience, mainly technical, of running the Easter Trail at St. David's United Reformed Church, Easter. I hope it will inspire others to try something similar, and provide some assistance to those doing so.
So first of all, what is an Easter Trail? The idea (sometimes called an Easter Journey) is not ours – it comes from a number of other organisations, including Frodsham Churches Together and the Bible EncounterTrust. The aim is to create an engaging, immersive presentation of the Christian Easter Story, aimed at late primary school children from non-church backgrounds. It aims to present the events of Holy Week, the Crucifixion and Resurrection in a way which captures the children's imagination, and leaves a lasting impression upon them. This is something that all schools have to cover as part of Religious Education, but often struggle to do. Our experience is that schools are very receptive to Churches offering to help with this, which provides the churches with an outreach opportunity.