Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
Together we believe; Together we achieve

Session 2 and 3

Read and watch the story of ‘The Prodigal Son'

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What do you think Jesus was teaching when he told this parable?


How did the father feel when his son returned?


Do you think the older brother understood why his Father was so pleased to see his older son?


Your Tasks 


Write a play script of a scene in the story


To do this you will need to know how to write a play script! Think back to the challenge day in December when you had to write a play script based on Holes. 


You could also watch BBC Bitesize how to write a play (

You will also need to look at the example below.



  • Make a list of the features of a play script to ensure your play does not end up like a narrative. 
  • Once you have completed your script, ask other people in your house to read it through with you - perhaps even act it out!
  • Do you need to make any changes? Remember it is the words and the way they are spoken that will tell the story. 
  • Once you are happy with your script, you could make some puppets of the character and then act out the scene using the puppets. Remember, puppets can be as simple or as complicated as you like, from finger or sock puppets to jointed, mobile ones with strings - whatever you feel like making - have fun and be creative!


Spicy Challenge 

  • Set your play in the modern day, but keep the message the same. 



Extra hot challenge 

  • Make a puppet theatre and/or film your play and send it to us.