Double decker brings message to local schools

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A double decker bus – complete with a cinema, coffee lounge and classroom – stopped off in Mid Argyll this week.

The bus is part of the People with a Mission Ministries tour, and visited Ardrishaig primary and nursery school as well as the Lochgilphead joint campus, where they hosted a range of kids clubs.

The ministry is based in Perth but works all over Scotland teaching children religion under the Curriculum of Excellence.

Neil Boddy, associate director of the People with a Mission Ministries tour, said: ‘We visit 70 schools a year during the challenger education programme.

‘It’s a great teaching tool. We teach about the great Scottish heroes, such as Olympic athlete Eric Liddell and Dumfries heroine Jane Haining, who died in Auschwitz.

‘These are great stories to tell kids and they are people to look up to.

‘They’re amazing stories of sacrifice and a life given and it’s a great challenge for some of the kids to learn that.’

The bus is on the road from March to October, and has travelled from Dumfries to Orkney and from the Isle of Lewis to Dunbar.

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Mission leaders – from left: Adam Billington, Grace Gi and Celeste Smith. 08_a35BibleBus2

Lochgilphead Primary School P2 pupils excitedly wait to board the bus. 08_a35BibleBus3