At Holywell we provide a safe space for children to develop their understanding of people, culture, faiths and relationships. We encourage pupils to be open, articulate and understanding of religious and non- religious worldviews in order to prepare them for society in the twenty-first century. The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas an way of living.
In line with the Worcestershire agreed syllabus for Religious Education, we familiarise ourselves with the main world religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism). Within each key stage we learn about Christianity, together with at least one other principal religion as well as non-religious worldviews such as Humanism.
The children are encouraged to explore, reflect and express their own feelings and beliefs, while respecting those of others.
In order to bring our RE topics to life we enable children to handle religious artefacts and to visit local places of worship. We also welcome visitors to our lessons including parents from different ethnic groups and our local vicar.