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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford

RE

As a Church of England School, we believe that it is fundamental for the children to belong to a safe and nurturing community, founded on strong Christian values where children will develop an array of skills that will enable them to make their own positive contribution to our global society. Pupils engage in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.

 

Our aims for all the children in RE are:

· To provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning of life, beliefs about God, the nature of reality and morality.

· To develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal world religions, religious traditions and world-views, which offer answers to ultimate questions.

· To encourage pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging, in order to flourish within communities, as responsible citizens in society and global communities.

· To teach pupils to develop respect for others and their beliefs and helps to challenge prejudice.

· To prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society encouraging empathy, generosity and compassion.

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