Religion & philosophy

The children study a range of religions and Year 2, for example, looked at how Buddhism compares with other major world religions.

Deputy head of teaching and learning, Mrs Lucy Ball, comments: “Conversations were in depth as children found out more and more of their own accord and shared the findings across the community – it is this process that really amazed the staff. They were highly motivated as they debated whether Buddhist symbols may have stemmed from Christian symbols. They argued about the value of a church, a mosque or a temple as the ultimate place where people go to ‘have a chat with their God’. They shared their printouts of Buddhist beliefs and honoured people such as Buddha. The support for their fellow peers was incredible to watch.”