Thursday 2nd November 2017
Our pupils have been learning about Islam and exploring other faiths such as Christianity within the Religious Studies learning curriculum. In particular, the places of worship and articles of faith are thoroughly explored in relation to the two faiths. As part of our wider interfaith learning programme, we arranged a trip for Y9 pupils to visit the Westminster Abbey, which is one of the most iconic and popular places of worship within the UK, visited frequently by the Royal family.
Within this trip at Westminster Abbey, pupils took part in a guided tour and had the opportunity to visit the various sections of the Abbey as part of their first ever visit to this prestigious place of worship. This was led by an experienced Priest/Vicar. Pupils also took part in a ‘British values’ themed workshop and gained a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and to appreciate the history and British values behind the Westminster Abbey. This was a compulsory trip as part of our Religious Studies curriculum.