Term 3: Religion, Justice and Equality
The Year 8s have been studying and unit that looks at how religion and belief teach about protected characteristics. That have begun to understand that they needs to critically challenge one-sided perspective presented in Holy Books and challenge faith ideology that demonstrates intolerance. Pupils have explored Bible and Qur'an scriptue and can now see how a wide range of ideas and opinions are expressed and the reasons why this this the case. They are learning to identify scripture that supports tolerance and acceptance.
Term 2: British Values Democracy - Virtual Visits to Parliament
As part of our citizenship programme, pupils had an opportunity to expereince of 'virual tour' of Parliament. Our UK Parliament Education Officer, Morgan, led the pupils through the Houses of Parliament though a bit of virual reality - real footage was streamed through our Teams call. Pupils were provided with question stimulum to discuss as a class and share back through the chat forum. If would have been very difficult to lead visit to London for all 600+ of our pupils, but this way, we all got to share in a very important expereince. The pupils were really engaged and asked some fantastic questions
An adventurous curriculum which challenges pupils to reflect on their shared British Values
Year 8 pupils have recently studied a unit in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics which looked at themes of Equality and Justice. Pupils explored issues, past and present, where Britith Values such as Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance of faith and belief, Mutual Respect, and Individual liberty were inhibited. They looked at the impact social and political change has had on our society and discussed what more, they believe, still needs to be done. This learning was also linked across the curriculum to work in History, where pupil learned about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and began to question how this legacy should be remembered, making local links to recent protest movements in Bristol.