This year the theme for the well dressing is ‘Children in bible stories’. The story of David his victory of Goliath is one of the most popular in the Old Testament.
The children made drawings of the David and Goliath story and these have been incorporated into the design for the well dressing. We have used natural materials to make the well dressing. The frame was brought to school for us so that, during the week, everyone had a chance to contribute and see it develop.
The central panel features David using his sling and stone against the mighty Goliath. The side panels show some of the scenes and items from the story – the camps/ tents of the opposing armies: the sheep and harp associated with David and the river where David found the stones for his sling.
The story of David and Goliath
David was a shepherd boy who lived in Israel. He took care of sheep. God chose David to take care of the Jewish people. David played the harp. When the king of Israel was tired of fighting in the war, he asked David to play for him. David’s music made him feel better.
One day a terrible giant named Goliath started bragging to his soldier friends that none of the Jews would dare to fight him. And he was right. The Jewish soldiers were all afraid of big Goliath. What would happen to the Jewish people?
Then little David said: “I’ll fight Goliath. God will help me.” He went and found some stones for his slingshot.
The giant just laughed at him. David put a stone in his sling and flung it. The stone hit big Goliath on the head. Then David killed him with his sword. All of Goliath’s friends ran away. The little shepherd boy had saved the Jewish people!