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Junior RE Conference Days
Junior RE Conferences give Newham pupils a place where they can discuss spiritual and moral issues that are important to them. Every school has the opportunity to elect or send six pupil representatives from Year 5 and a member of staff to a Junior RE one day conference. The hope is that these children will be representatives of the different religious and secular world views. Theswe conference days provide schools with:
Junior RE Matters provides a place for serious discussion and debate across schools. It gives schools a way of capturing children’s thoughts and suggestions on important moral, religious and spiritual issues, and provides a ‘gifted and talented’ opportunity in RE at Key Stage 2.
In 2021 our theme will be ‘Fundmental British Values' focusing on hope, the conference day will be using Philosophy for children (P4C) to engage pupils with this theme. The children will go on to learn what different religions as well as secular world views think about tolerance and mutual respect. It will give the children opportunities to express their thinking creatively through the use of the expressive arts.
RE Matters will co-ordinate the conference day itself for a cluster of schools. Schools already working in clusters can purchase this package collectively or RE Matters will place schools together in informal clusters.
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