A larger number of projects were given awards this year. Community cohesion, refugees, film and ethical and global issues were some of the interesting themes explored by this year’s winners.
“Faith Numbers” – a one day conference for Year 12 pupils addressing issues of community cohesion for the future, and leading to the formation of a Youth SACRE. Read the report.
A project on the refugee experience which involves the Borough’s eleven secondary schools and uses the interactive exhibition “Escape to Safety” with a project worker and assemblies.
A conference for 30 Year 6 pupils, leading to carefully planned visits to places of worship and the production of a quality DVD resource for use in all Solihull Primary Schools.
A project working with Primary and Secondary pupils to explore identity, faith and reconciliation in the context of diversity and gang culture and produce a teaching resource to include statement banks and role play ideas.
A one day conference on ethical and global issues for gifted Year 7-9 pupils to prepare for involvement in the UNICEF Youth Voice project and launch three pyramid networks.
The extension of last year’s part-funding for TIFFY – Torbay Inter-Faith Forum 4 Youth, giving support to their project “Community Building Through Crossing Boundaries”.
Production of a quality pilot teaching resource in the form of a film/video of a local pupil in partnership with a SACRE member acting as guides to a visit to their place of worship.
A well-planned RE Film Festival, with a short DVD competition for Year 6 and 9 pupils, is already under way. The Award will release funds for further development of the project.