At St Stephens Junior School, children develop an understanding and knowledge for a range of religions and worldviews. We believe it is crucial for children to be able to recognise and respect the freedom of choice for members of a community.
Pupils are given the opportunity to learn about the key customs, celebrations, symbols and sources of religions from around the world. They explore and gain understanding about the similarities and differences between different religions, considering what it means to become part of community of faith. Reflecting upon this, the children are able to see many positives that can be learned from religions and beliefs. We encourage all our community to ask questions about faith and reflect upon their own ideas in response to their learning.
A fantastic example of our work in learning about the different world religions is when our year 4's hosted a 'Museum of RE', which provided a hands-on look at religious artifacts from Hindusim, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism.