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New 'wow' factor school classroom will teach thousands about Jesus

Thousands of schoolchildren in the UK will benefit from a new improved hi-tech mobile classroom which teaches them about Jesus ...

Thousands of schoolchildren in the UK will benefit from a new improved hi-tech mobile classroom which teaches them about Jesus.
 
A £62,000 makeover of the 10-year-old classroom pod has been completed, meaning secondary school children visiting the GSUS Live exhibition will enjoy a more up to date experience with a renewed 'wow' factor.

The GSUS Live mobile classroom, run by Christian charity Counties, visits secondary schools across the UK providing lessons for Key Stage 3 pupils. Volunteers from local churches present teachings on fear, forgiveness and rejection to help the children discover how Jesus is relevant today.

Since it was launched in September 2000, more than 365,000 school children have visited the unit.

The new multi-media computer suite includes motorised all in one touch computer screens which rise out of tables, new desks and benches for pupils plus improved wheelchair access.

Steve Parry, GSUS Live project co-ordinator, said: “We wanted the refurbishment to not only update the pod and provide routine maintenance but to keep the 'wow' factor for visiting pupils.

“The new touch screens which rise and fall out of the benches are a great talking point. The response so far has been very encouraging.”

One church volunteer who helped out on the new and improved GSUS Live classroom said: “The opportunity to be involved in local mission with such a fantastic programme was awesome. The children were amazed at the technology and it was great to show them Christianity is not boring but very much relevant today.”

More information is available at gsuslive.co.uk.
 

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