Religious Studies (RS)
Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people.
At Meadow High School, we aim to develop the students' knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and address some of the fundamental questions of life. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of students within our school. Students reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children to learn from religions as well as about religions.
Our objectives in the teaching of RS are, for all of our children:
- to develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues arising in their lives;
- to develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions or value systems adhered to in the UK;
- to develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition;
- to be capable of reflecting on their own experiences, and of developing a personal response to the fundamental questions of life;
- to develop an understanding of religious traditions, and an appreciation of cultural differences in the UK today;
- to develop their investigative and research skills, to assist them developing reasoned opinions on religious issues;
- to have respect for other peoples views, and hence to celebrate diversity in society.
We successfully run trips to the local church, mosque, synagogue, Temple and Gurdwara.