Then minister of education Maria van der Hoeven officially launched the BibleDate roadshow in February 2007. This educational programme was developed for high school students by DST at the request of the Netherlands Bible Society. A year later BibleDate won the Gouden Reiger/SAM award.
The educational BibleDate roadshow travelled to schools throughout the Netherlands with its custom trailer. This provided a well-equipped mobile classroom for students to follow a lesson – or rather a show – on the bible using film, games, competition and information. Students could vote and debate, and made their own home movie which was broadcast live to their classmates.
BibleDate had been developed to highlight biblical values to students for a full school year. Its success however meant this soon became two and a half years, reaching tens of thousands of students. Teachers and students highly appreciated BibleDate, not the least for allowing room for them to form their own opinion on the subject matter. This was not a coincidence, as DST had involved teachers and students in the development of the BibleDate programme from the first ideas down to its production.