At Moira, Religious Education is an indispensable part of our curriculum as our children face a rapidly changing world. Effective RE allows time to reflect, analyse and question, ensuring children will grow up with the ability to reason about their own ideas and beliefs as well as showing respect and tolerance to people with differing views. Essential skills of debating, enquiring and interpreting will be developed helping children to become active, fulfilled citizens of a multicultural society.
There are three main aims to teaching RE:
Make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs.
Understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs.
Make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas.
RE has two key strengths: as an academic subject which can show progression in knowledge and skills and also as a methodology for instilling a sense of curiosity and compassion for human kind. In other words, it gives people a sense of wholeness.