Play to celebrate the Bible

PUPILS from Kimberley swapped their uniforms for historical costumes to take part in a theatrical production at Southwell Minster.

The youngsters from Kimberley School performed a play celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

They acted out scenes from Shakespeare and others to illustrate how people were punished. The young actors learnt all about how the Bible was translated into English and how it changed the world.

The King James Bible has long been celebrated as one of the most significant texts of all time, not only for its accessible portrayal of the Christian religion, but also for helping to spread the English language worldwide.

The students were joined by pupils from two other schools in Mansfield and Keyworth.