Hartington Primary School hosted an RE workshop for local church schools on Thursday 29th November. The workshop was organised by the Diocese in conjunction with ‘Blue Coats Academy’ from Nottingham.
Students in years 7 -11 ran workshops for the primary pupils focussing on three world faiths – Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The primary pupils were divided into groups and rotated around the workshops – each session lasting for about 45 minutes.The workshops consisted of a combination of informative slides, creative and physical activities, questions and answers all delivered by a group of confident students. They all showed a great depth of knowledge and understanding about their own faiths.
During the sessions the pupils learned about Islamic prayer, the Five Pillars of Islam, Hindu festivals, Hindu Gods, Christian Communion and prayer. Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions and many of the primary pupils asked deep and challenging questions about faith which the students answered exceptionally well.
Feedback from the Hartington pupils was very positive. They had not only enjoyed the workshops and working alongside pupils from other schools but they appreciated the opportunity to learn about faith from Islamic, Hindu and Christian students.