St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

Sunday School, July 10th


During the month of July our Sunday school has been studying Saul, the first king of Israel. One of Saul’s strongest traits was his ability to build a strong army and yesterday Sophie Olson, a teacher of Shakespearean stage combat, trained our students on how to be soldiers.

Sophie Olson led the students through drills, obstacle courses and, with the help of a dozen foam swords, taught a fighting choreography as tribal drums thundered in the background.

After our “soldiers” had been adequately trained, they engaged in a mock battle of the Israelites versus the Amalekites, a battle which caused Saul to be dethroned despite his being victorious.