Great Bedwyn School believes that religious education should provide a contemporary study of religion, preparing children for later life. The school bears in mind that the British Isles is a multi-cultural nation which has Christianity as the main religion of the indigenous population. As a result, Christianity will receive the appropriate weighting within the religious education curriculum. Developing a knowledge and understanding of a variety of other faiths is also an important and valued element of the religious education curriculum. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others will be promoted through the Discovery RE scheme of work and the Understanding Christianity units. In addition, children have had opportunities to participate in an interactive Life Exhibition at Pewsey Church, visited a local mosque and posed questions for a guest Rabbi.
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As a Church of England school, children take part in daily worship and we have strong links with the Christian community in the village through the local church. The whole school regularly attends church at times of celebration, usually including Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and the end-of-year services. We also have access at other times so that children can learn about the Church, its history and develop an understanding and respect for the Church as a special place of worship.
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