Vacation Bible School
During the last week of April 2021, pupils at Patmos School attended a Vacation Bible School event at the school.
Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a fun-filled program many churches offer, usually during the summer (“vacation”) months, to connect with the children and families in their communities. It is an outreach event and the purpose is to incorporate themed activities that entertain children with the chance also to learn about God. Vacation Bible School is a popular summer activity for Christians and non-Christians alike. Churches generally run Vacation Bible School for a week, and each program has its own theme that children can explore. A week of VBS usually includes games, snacks, crafts, and, of course, Bible lessons.
BELOW IS A BRIEF REPORT FROM STAFF AT PATMOS SCHOOL ABOUT THE EVENT:
Patmos school appreciate Yatima Outreach organization for facilitating the entire process. The school organized a five-day activity for both pupils and staff. The aim of the exercise was to enhance the spiritual growth among pupils and staff. Staff were trained and managed to conduct the exercise. The school also appreciate Parkland Baptist Church for training staff and assisting teachers during the process.
Pupils learnt about the theme ( OVER THE MOAT- DRAWBRIDGE TO THE KING)This was supported by Psalms 47:6. Pupils were grouped into different classes depending on the content from the teacher’s guides.
Pupils also learnt about Samuel especially how He anointed David and answered some questions regarding lesson 1. 90 pupils out of 195 attended.
Pupils learnt about David and how he fought Goliath. This was supported by Psalm 91: 2. They learnt that God uses people without looking at their background thus they can excel in academic despite the challenges they are currently experiencing.
Pupils did craft after breakfast. Preschool did coloring and the rest made sword. 104 pupils attended.
This was done on Thursday and pupils learnt about Jonathan and David. It was supported by Psalm 18 :2-3. Pupils made, scroll, face mask and pre school colored biblical pictures. 76 pupils attended.
This was done on Friday. Pupils learnt about David and how He honored God. This was supported by 1st Chronicle 16:8. They did craft and made crowns. Preschool coloured different pictures.
Pupils continued with the process. Pre school coloured different pictures and other grades made bracelets. The school appreciate Yatima Outreach for facilitating the entire activities.
Orphan Outreach/Yatima Outreach and Patmos School are passionate about conscious living and spirituality. We Partner with Parklands Baptist Church which hosts Vacation Bible School (VBS) every year. Pupils from Patmos School have attended the VBS consistently since 2016.