Youth SACRE meeting
On Wednesday 9th October, a group of nine year 6 children went with Mrs Murray, our RE champion, to attend the Youth SACRE at Denbigh school where they discussed, along with RE specialist teachers and other pupils, how to plan for RE in schools.
They discussed how RE is important and how it can meet the needs of students in 21st century Britain. In doing so, they looked at the vision, intentions and how RE links to other subjects taught. One of the thought-provoking questions asked was, “What would life be like without the teaching of RE in schools?”
The Loughton representatives confidently shared their ideas amongst their peers, 6th form students from Denbigh as well as Rev Morris and RE lecturers from the Open University. They did us proud!
One of many valuable lessons learnt from this meeting was that the use of authentic resources is key to the teaching and learning of RE as seen with a letter produced by Prophet Mohamed which addressed misconceptions about their views and tolerance of other faiths.
Finally, I would like to thank the amazing pupils who were excellent ambassadors for Loughton School. I know they all enjoyed the experience especially the cookies and squash.