Friday, 29 October 2010


At Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road, for "One Leicester: Faith for the Future", an RE conference for gifted and talented children in Leicester schools. There are 135-140 pupils, from a dozen or so city schools (including Ash Field, Babbington, Beaumont Leys, City of Leicester, Fullhurst, Rushey Mead, Moat, Samworth, Sir Jonathan North, Soar Valley, St Paul's). I've been asked to put up a small display for the Council of Faiths. We're happy to do so and show our support for Leicester SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education), which is behind this event. The day is activity-based and participatory, with pupils joining in a variety of workshops, each one offered a number of times in the morning and afternoon. Among the workshops and activities, some of the titles are:

  • "Are You Committed?"
  • "How Do We Know What is Right and Wrong?"
  • "How Green Are You?" 
  • "The Island"
  • "A Sensory Experience"
  • "The Trading Game"
  • "Welcome to Leicester"

The biggest single activity is "Breathe" (in photo above), a multi-media presentation used by the Cathedral. I've heard a lot about it, but this is the first time I've seen it in action.

Teachers and pupils raid our display of leaflets. A few teachers stop and chat about what the Council of Faiths might be able to do for, or with them, such as adapting our leaflets to reflect the make-up of their school community.

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