This was the first round of awards and the following were awarded from a good set of applications.

Bristol SACRE

Working with Bristol City Council to defuse racism and bullying in school settings and to link RE with Citizenship, held a ‘Unity and Diversity’ Forum on 28th March this year, based on responses to a questionnaire on faith and values

Hounslow SACRE

circulated a questionnaire on RE around all sixth-formers, and mounted an initial major conference in July, which will stimulate the creation of RE resources, particularly for Sixth-Form General Studies

Hull and East Riding SACREs

sponsored a student video project, leading on to a high profile ‘Faith2Faith’ conference for the secondary age range in November 2006. A second phase is planned with a regional dimension building towards a conference in Bridlington in Spring 2008. Read the report. Watch the

Portsmouth SACRE

initiated a representative interfaith forum of 15-18 year olds, now called ‘Interfusion’, which has taken an active role in developing inter-faith work among young people and built up a strong public profile. A multicultural music and faith event was successfully mounted on 3rd Dec 2005. Home Office funding was obtained to enable the project to continue. Read the report.

Solihull SACRE

invited all schools with pupils in the 8 to 18 age range to enter a competition on the theme of “Breaking down Barriers – What do we believe?” The winners will be celebrated in a large multi-faith festival for schools on October 3rd this year, from which the intention is to establish a Young People’s Faith Forum. Read the report