Religious Education “plays a vital part in developing citizenship through children and young people learning about faith and religion and their contribution to fostering positive relationships and building community cohesion.”
Greenwich’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (2012)
At Sherington we value the importance of the community around us and use this as a starting point in our Religious Education.
In Religious Education we aim to:
- provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God (in the principal religions), issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human., fostering personal reflection and spiritual development;
- encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs(whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light ofwhat they learn, as they examine issues ofreligious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses.This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives;
- enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging,which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society;
- teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs and help tochallenge prejudice.
Pupils will learn about Religious Education through a range of activities such as art, cooking, drama, examining religious artefacts and sharing stories and experiences with their peers.