PUPILS at a county secondary school experienced a Religious Education lesson with a difference.

The GSUS Live lorry rolled into the car park of John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye.

On board pupils were able to use touch screen computers to find out more about Christian teachings.

Students could pick a character who is dealing with an issue and they then had a chance to offer the character advice as well as learn about the issue from a Christian perspective.

In addition to exploring stories from the Bible, students had the opportunity to see and hear clips from well-known figures such as Martin Luther King, Marie Curie and Malala Yousafzai.

This was the third visit of GSUS Live to the school, which was one of the first schools in the UK to experience it back in 2000.

Older students from Ashfield Park primary school were also able to be involved.

Head of RE Nick Wardale thanked local churches who had provided facilitators to take each class through the experience.

He said: "Over 500 of our lower school students have enjoyed this unique experience; it has provided them with a wealth of learning that we will be able to link back to in future lessons."

Mr Wardale said RE department enjoyed receiving visitors from the local faith communities, with contributions being made by Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Humanist groups during the last year.