“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverb 22.16
At St John’s we want Religious Education to provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what is means to be human. Religious Education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At St John’s we aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths, and try to address the fundamental questions in life, for example, the meaning of life and the existence of a divine spirit. We enable children to develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help our pupils learn from religions as well as about religions.