Pupils celebrate Inter-Faith Week

Published Friday, 22nd November 2019

Pupils from primary schools across Hartlepool came together to showcase their RE work in a celebration of Inter-Faith Week.

The Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils shared learning experiences at a special event in Hartlepool Borough Council’s Community Hub Central in York Road.

The pupils were encouraged to mingle with each other to learn more about the work they had been doing in school.

Pupils who took part in the Inter-Faith Week celebration event

Pupils who took part in the Inter-Faith Week celebration event

The event was organised by Hartlepool’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) which makes recommendations to the local authority in respect of the local RE syllabus and then supports community schools to deliver the syllabus.

The schools present were St Teresa’s, St Cuthbert’s, Hart/St Peter’s Elwick, Greatham, Lynnfield, Kingsley, Stranton and Grange.

Hartlepool SACRE Chair Jane Kashouris, also a Teaching and Learning Advisor with Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “Each of the schools present was invited to bring a different part of their RE learning, and subjects covered included remembrance, light and the Northern Saints.

“The aim was to encourage children from different schools to come together during Inter-Faith Week, talk about the work they had been doing and learn from each other.

“It was a really good event. All of the children were very enthusiastic and I’d like to thank them for embracing the event so positively. I’m also very grateful to each of the schools for finding the time to support the event.”