Bible stories translated into cockney rhyming slang

10:22, 24 February 2009
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Keith Park was struggling to get his pupils interested in the Bible stories, the Daily Mail reported.

He translated stories about Adam and Eve, the Nativity and Cain and when he read them out in class the previously bored and restless youngsters were entranced, the newspaper said.

He then put them in a book, Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang, which is now being used in drama workshops at schools across the country.

Mr Park teaches at Charlton School in Greenwich, South-East London, which caters for children with special educational needs.

He recreated the story of Adam and Eve in the style of Del-Boy, the character in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses, the Daily Mail said.

For Samson and Delilah he used the language of the Carry On films.

Mr Park told the Daily Mail he does not intend to be disrespectful by retelling the Bible stories in an unusual way.

He said: "Some people will be offended but I have always said there`s no offence intended. I would hope it`s the opposite of dumbing down.

"They are first and foremost stories and there are certain stories that a lot of people don`t have access to. People can have fun doing this and then go and read the original or do them in tandem."

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