‘Parable of talents’ idea is taken up by schools

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THE ‘parable of the talents’ vicar, Richard Steel, has taken his £10 challenge into schools.

Reverend Steel, the Rector of Kirkheaton, Huddersfield gave out £550 of his own money in £10 notes to his congregation last year which they carefully invested, giving the church £11,000 back.

Rev Steel has told his story to children at schools in Walton on Thames and in Kirkheaton.

He said: “It’s absolutely lovely to see a simple idea continuing to inspire people, especially children, to work for others.

“It’s great to have been able to share a story that Jesus told, to sow a seed of the relevance of the Bible today that I also hope will sow seeds for the future.

“Kirkheaton Primary School is the first school to take it up, I was impressed by some of their ideas and who knows in the long term what seeds this might grow.

“And I still have £10 to give to another school – so please just get in touch,” he added

The £10 challenge is part of the global movement called Design For Change which aims to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action.

“I was really surprised how far the £10 challenge touched people – not just amongst my own church community, but the number of churches that got in touch with me around the country - and other community groups too.”

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