ROCESTER pupils have enjoyed a lesson with a difference - on a purple bus parked outside the school.
Ryecroft Middle School, in Denstone Road, saw the unique bus parked outside the school for two days to offer pupils a new way of learning religious studies.
All of the pupils spent a lesson on the colourful bus with Colin Stephenson and his team.
Assistant head teacher Sandy Pierzchalla said: “The reason for asking Colin to visit the school was to further enhance the work pupils do in their religious education studies.
“Part of the focus was to discuss different cultures that make up British society as this is something the school is trying to develop following our visit from Ofsted in February 2013.
“They suggested that this is something the pupils need more knowledge about if it is to move towards becoming an outstanding school.
“The pupils took part in poetic and pictorial interpretations of what they understood as culture.
“Many devised raps and sketches as they investigated the overall message of Love thy Neighbour.”
The bus proved a huge hit with pupils and teachers alike as they were given the opportunity to take part in the different Christian activities, with two floors offering something of interest to different pupils.
Tom Ford, 10 , said: “It was really good. I found it interesting when we had to write a story based on The Good Samaritan.”
“My favourite part was the Human Bingo – I found out new things about my friends,” said Amy Podmore, also 10.
Esther Clarke, the school’s religious studies teacher, said: “It was a valuable and unique way of delivering a global message of harmony.”
The bus programme is organised by the Kerygma Trust, which comes from the Greek word that means to share God’s good news, and so far nearly 9,000 children have been on board for an RE lessons.