As part of the objectives of building the Sunday Schools in the Accra East district, Bishop Eric Ampadu (rtd.) paid working visits to the congregations of the various participants of the Sunday School Teachers’ training held on the 11th and 18th of January 2020.
The aim was to see at first-hand how the Teachers implemented what they had learnt, such as the Preparation by Teachers, Execution of essons and role plays as well as After Lessons activities. He visited the Osu, Teshie 1, Teshie 2, East Legon and La congregations over a 5-week period.
The retired Bishop and seminar tutor made the following commendable observations:
* There was an offering box positioned at vantage points at all the classes in which the children joyfully placed their offerings.
* After the divine service, entries in the Teachers’ books and the Record Books were done.
* Short meetings were held between the Teachers and Congregational Rectors to discuss notable incidents and review.
Following is a summary report on the visits to the various congregations:
19th January: Osu Sunday School
The first point of call was at Osu. The attendance was 25. The teacher for the day, Sister Heidi, handled the class. She also shared biscuits to motivate and excite the class. She was assisted by brothers Gerald and Ekow.
26th January: Teshie 1 Sunday School
Sister Kazia was in charge with support from Sister Catherine who shared candies when correct answers were given by the children. The Bishop was glad to see the involvement and interactive atmosphere within the class. There was a role play by the children relative to the topic for the day. Attendance was 26.
2nd February: Teshie 2 Sunday School
At the Teshie 2 congregation, the time for the start of the Sunday School was not properly communicated. Therefore, no proper observation could be made about their teaching methodology. The Bishop promised to communicate another date to visit them.
9th February: East Legon Sunday School
Sister Gifty handled the children with a detachable laptop to explain the picturesque content of the subject - the Tower of Babel. This was followed-up with a role play by the children. There was a good rendition of the summary of the day's topic by a child. Here, attendance was 28 including 3 adults. Sister Patience ably assisted the teacher.
16th February 2020: La Congregation Sunday School
La Sunday School was the last point of call. The Bishop was welcomed by little sister Jesustina Armah with a bouquet. The Teacher was Sister Joyce. She used an art-work on a broad sheet to illustrate the Tower of Babel to the class. The children later performed a role play. Attendance was 23.