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Respect For All Conference

posted 26 Feb 2015, 08:47 by Julia Hope-Gill

We took 8 Y5 children to the Respect For All Conference organised by NATRE and SACRE, that supports the launch of the new Sheffield RE Curriculum 2014. It was a privilege and a pleasure to take the group and, as you will see from our photos, we had a fun, engaging, creative and thoughtful day. The aim of the day was to promote community cohesion and the understanding of what each religion, and philosophy, can bring to our world.

We started the day with a "Stay standing if ..." game which promoted discussion about what different religions can teach us. We then thought about some "big questions" and we expressed our views by writing on a post-it. Each question had lots of responses. The responses reflected a diverse range of views and this was celebrated in the feedback and discussion from this activity.

The children then wrote poems that expressed who they were. Then we had an amazing tour around Bramall Lane by the legend Tony Currie! This was great as we saw the museum, pitch, players entrance, changing rooms, etc. We played another game before lunch called "Speed Dating!" but it was not as it would seem! It was a great way to talk to lots of people about some more "big questions".

After lunch we split into mix school groups and we designed and made sculptures that reflected something we had learned during the day. The sculptures were thoughtful, beautifully made and everyone was really proud of what they achieved. You will see from the photos that they were brilliant!

Thank you to those children who went today, you were great and all your contributions were greatly appreciated. Well done. Mrs HG