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Morning, Noon, and Night!!!! - day 4 of Taste in Great Yarmouth 

TASTE 1 2014Thursday 13th March 2014

One more day to encourage the young people to come along to the concert tonight and we awoke to a misty morning – no sunrise pictures today just a reminder in our ‘verse of the day’ to ensure that ‘love’ is our highest priority…’We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love (1 Corinthians 13:12, 13 MSG)

TASTE 2 2014Year 8 were kicking us off first thing with Assembly where once again we were considering the influence of the media and the way advertisers try to entice us into investing in their product, persuading us that our life is incomplete without their merchandise. a fun game illustrated our point before singing ‘So Much More’ which makes the point that there is more to life than what we see around us every day, encouraging students to consider the spiritual side of life. They joined in well and started us off on a good day

The school have allowed us to extend our assemblies each day, a rare privilege only offered in the occasional high school that we visit around the country. It means that we can go a little deeper with the chosen theme and the students certainly seemed to enjoy the extra time with the band
TASTE 3 2014
Then followed a variety of lessons, from large groups to small, with individual attention for those in the choir who eventually turned up today after discovering, a little late, that they had been allocated the opportunity to spend some time with us developing their skills as singers and performers. The bell went at the end of the lesson and they refused to leave, requesting more specialist time with the band. We discovered that they were heading off for a school trip this afternoon and that this next period was their lunch hour. It meant that as our next group failed to turn up, due to a ‘clerical error’ we were free to continue with these girls, who seemed to be getting a lot out of the session

Finally a lesson with half of the year 9s tidied up the day and we took time to prepare for the evening concert. A brief visit from the deputy head – Carole Galloway – who has been our contact for the week, encouraged us that staff and students alike had been impressed with our presence once again, for which we were extremely grateful…and we looked forward to see who would turn up this evening

TASTE 4 2014…And we weren’t disappointed!

In fact we were thrilled to see 125 young people from right across the spectrum of the school turning up to see the band in concert. It was lovely to see them all arrayed in their ‘partying’ gear and as they let their hair down at this ‘out of hours’ event, it was clear that they were determined to have a good time. Reece spoke for the first time, coming out from behind his kit in a less than easy situation where the audience were still pretty hyper, but he did a brilliant job and encouraged them to take their questions about faith and Jesus, along to Lodge 7 where they can meet up with Matt from Unite, following this week and find out more about what we’ve been sharing in lessons

We have one more opportunity to meet the young people tomorrow before we head up to Bradford and so we’re looking forward to a good night’s sleep in preparation for our final day in the school!