‘Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups’
UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26
These days, issues of religion and belief frequently top the news agenda and RE helps children and young people to make sense of them. At Anfield Road, we believe that RE encourages children growing up in a diverse society to understand the varied views and opinions of people whose beliefs and values differ from their own, promoting not just tolerance but genuine understanding and respect for other people. RE provides space for children to reflect on their own ideas and develop their thoughts about questions of meaning:
- Who am I?
- Why are we here?
- What will give us courage and love in life?
- Why are some people very committed to their religions, and others not at all?
RE at Anfield Road Primary fosters an understanding of the world in its diversity and richness; it helps face difference, conflict and doubt. RE is to do with helping our children to grow by encountering, and increasingly, understanding the religious traditions of humankind. RE teaches children to develop the positive attitudes of tolerance, sensitivity and respect. RE actively promotes the values of truth, justice, respect for all and care of the environment.
At Anfield Road Primary we follow the new Liverpool Agreed Syllabus which was launched in 2020. Each unit focusses on a key question and has clear learning outcomes.
We are proud of the opportunity we give to our children to visit several places of worship over the course of their time at school. Visits and visitors which currently support RE in school are as follows:
- Ganesh Hindu Temple
- Al-Rahma Mosque
- Princess Road Synagogue
- Christ Church and Holy Trinity Church
- Rev David Gavin, Debbie Ball and Halima Salah