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Creating Character

Creating character - communityOur new creative arts-based Barnabas RE Days on ‘Creating Character’ offer a range of ways to engage with this important and emerging area of school life.

Primary schools may choose one of two RE Days:

Both will cover the questions:

Each day usually begins with Collective Worship on the ‘Creating Character’ theme for the whole school. This is followed by creative workshops for individual classes. The workshops use interactive and reflective activities to explore a specific Bible or Bible-related story for each value. For each, there will be an opportunity to learn about the story, what might be learned from it, and how it might relate to individual lives today.

For example, the value of 'friendship' will focus on the Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi. Pupils are invited to journey through the story, using drama followed by a time of reflection. They are encouraged to consider what the story might say about the value of friendship and relationships generally, and how this might relate to them in their class, school or community.

Likewise, the story of Joseph or of Jesus and the paralysed man may be used to explore other values.

Each workshop concludes with a reflective story, to draw together the different elements.

A range of free downloadable cross-curricular ideas is available to support the RE Days.

When booking, please specify which of the two themes you require - Community or Friendship.

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