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The project entails the involvement of young people from different cultural and faith background into few faith based workshops in different temples,churches,Mosques and capture their existing conception/misconception and stereotypes on different faiths and then make a documentary on different perspectives (both group and individual) with their last understanding after the workshops.
The documentary will be made by children themselves with a hand-in-hand guidance and mentoring by well-known film-makers.
Galvanise your understanding on different aspects of faiths and then discover the magical world of film-making on different inter-faith issues by hand-in-hand supervision of well-known documentary makers?
What are we trying to achieve?
- to build on the school’s work on social cohesion
- to enrich and encourage young people to learn from different religions, beliefs, values and traditions while exploring their own beliefs and questions of meaning
Who is involved?
Fifteen children from Years 9 and 11 will participate in a series of visits to three different religious places. They will be accompanied by three teachers. The school has a specialist hearing impaired unit and support staff also joined the trip to enable all children to benefit in full.
The school includes children from many different faiths, cultures and ethnic backgrounds who are used to working and learning together in school. However, the children have little external experience outside their own circle. There will be detailed pre-visit preparation so that children are clear about behaviour and etiquette in the temple, mosque and church and are ready with questions and ideas.
How will we organise the learning?
The faith tutors at Leeds religious places would greet the children at their places. She helped pupils gain a feel for the sacred space and showed them some of the colourful and symbolic deities. With some structured guidance, children would then explore more about the faiths themselves. In the final session, they would ask questions in small groups and discuss similarities and differences with the other places they had visited.
A key aim of the Learning Outside the Classroom manifesto is to ‘make learning more engaging and relevant’. Children put this in their own way.