We recently enjoyed a day of RE activities in school. We took the opportunity to learn a little more about four world religions; Baha'i, Buddhism, Jainism and Judaism. As we carouselled around the school working with different teachers from different year groups, we learned about features of the Jewish Seder Plate used during Passover. Each of the six items on the plate has special significance to the retelling of a Jewish story we already know from our studies of the Christian faith; the Exodus from Egypt. In our Buddhism session, we learned about Buddhist symbols, then applied our knowledge to ourselves, designing symbols representing aspects of our own lives. The Jainism faith provided us with the opportunity to learn about Gahuli rice designs which are believed to reflect your true self. We also learned about the Baha'i calendar, consolidating our learning through an art activity.
We live in a diverse world and this opprtunity to have a glimpse into the lives, beliefs and values of others, as well as reflecting on our own attitudes, was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and children alike.