A high-tech, multimedia, mobile classroom will be paying a visit to Inverurie later this month, in a move which local churches hope will bring the Bible and its message to life in an exciting way.
The Bibleworld Mobile is a 45ft, 14-ton expanding classroom, which will be based in the St Andrew’s Church Car Park between Monday 26th and Friday 30th March.
The scale of the Tardis-like trailer, which contains what is effectively a travelling classroom including six activity zones, is such that it will be necessary for the church to close its car park to all other vehicles from Sunday afternoon 25th March until the evening of Friday 30th March.
Brought in by the Scottish Bible Society, local school children and other groups will have the opportunity to see the highly acclaimed education resource, which organisers say makes use of the latest technology in order to ‘delight, entertain and educate’ its visitors.
Using the multimedia computer activities and involving visitors through a series of hands-on experiences, the facility is designed to bring the story of the Bible to life.
Since its launch in 2005, more than 60,000 children and adults have enjoyed the Bibleworld programme.
The vehicle, which is being taken to towns and villages all throughout Scotland, is being brought to Inverurie in a joint venture by Inverurie District Churches Together. There will be two ‘open’ evenings to which all are welcome: Tuesday 27 from 7pm to 9pm is for the general public; Thursday 29 from 7pm to 9pm for children accompanied by adults.
“This popular trailer is getting out and about throughout the country,” said Elaine Duncan, chief executive of the Scottish Bible Society. “From lowlands to highlands, from cities to island villages, people are being delighted with what they are experiencing. This really is the Scottish Bible Society on the road – helping folk know more about the Bible, its message and the impact it continues to have around the world.”
She continued: “Our two experienced coordinators are working hard taking the story of the Bible to schools and youth groups wherever the invitation comes from.”
“We are showing that even after more than 200 years of work we still have vital work to do. We are continuing to promote the Bible as God’s Word for today, and to make it available to all in appropriate and relevant forms. It is important that people have the opportunity to experience the richness of the Bible’s story and its place in our culture; Bibleworld certainly helps in that.”