At Mayflower, we believe RE gives us the opportunity to find commonality between the world’s major religions. We aim for our pupils to leave the school having developed as compassionate, thoughtful and confident individuals with an in-depth knowledge of a range of world religions.
In RE, our pupils learn about different religions, world views and ways of life in local, national and global contexts. They discover, explore and consider many different answers to questions about human identity, meaning and value. We teach RE using a cross-curricular approach often weaving storytelling, drama, art or history into topics.
Through our annual interfaith week we meet representatives from each major religion (as well as humanism). This event gives our pupils the opportunity to understand the links and mutual respect that exists between different religions. Our pupils also have the opportunity to visit a range of different places of worship such as Neasden Temple, The Buddhist centre in Bethnal Green and the local Roman Catholic Church.