Our chaplaincy team have developed and led RE theme days for all year groups, from Year 7 to sixth form.
RE days are an opportunity for a year group (or part of a year group) to come out of the regular curriculum and focus on a particular topic within the RE syllabus. The greater time allows for a more creative approach and often means that students can engage with the issues and ideas in much more depth.
Some of the topics and approaches have included:
Working in partnership with a local cinema, students begin with a screening, followed by a chance to meet the film's Director who joins the day as a special guest. Students then choose different workshop streams to explore some of the spiritual and moral themes raised. Films to date have included 'Man Dancin', the modern day retelling of the Passion by the acclaimed director Norman Stone, and 'Children of Men', the dsytopian vision of the future directed by Alfonso Cuarón and based on the book by PD James.
breathe is a highly creative installation that gives students the opportunity to explore key spiritual themes in four areas: self, others, world and God. Twelve zones each have an interactive activity and are accompanied by a narration on mp3 players given to each student. The projects has won acclaim from educationalists across the UK and has been used widely with Years 9 and above.