Religious Education

At Collingwood School and Media Arts College we are passionate about the teaching and learning of Humanities across the school. Humanities covers the teaching of Geography, History and Religious Education.

At Collingwood we want our pupils to leave us with the knowledge and skills that they need to understand the world that they live in. It is this world that they will need to use and engage with. We want our pupils to learn to cherish and appreciate the diverse world around them, to make choices that sustain it and make a positive difference.

Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Collingwood School we develop the
pupils’ knowledge and understanding of at least six of the major World faiths. Through our Religious Education teaching we enable our pupils to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other World religions. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help our pupils learn from religions as well as about religions.

Through teaching Religious Education in our school, we provide opportunities for spiritual development. Children consider and respond to questions concerning the
meaning and purpose of life. We help them to recognise the difference between right and wrong through the study of moral and ethical questions. We enhance their social development by helping them to build a sense of identity in a multicultural society. Children explore issues of religious faith and values and, in doing so, they develop their knowledge and understanding of the cultural context of their own lives.