REaction days bring RE to life!
REaction offers pupils a lively way of engaging actively with RE. The cost is just £3 per student.
REaction events are run in partnership with local faith communities and the local Christian team, Label of Love, often with a lively mix of drama, dance and music, plus a measure of social action to give some challenge. There’s also story, creativity and reflection – something for all styles of learning. REaction gives opportunity for schools to practice cross-curricular learning, whilst supporting teachers with good practice in RE. REaction is a happy marriage between core religious education and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The day starts at 10.00 and finishes at 14.30; it is aimed at different year groups each term. Pupils are split into workshop groups and tackle 4 or 5 activities over the course of the day. REaction begins and ends with plenary sessions that encourage teamwork and respect for others, with fun and games! Using enquiry, teachers then prepare follow-up activities from our local RE syllabus, once back in school.
Autumn Term 2019: Belonging (Unit 2.1) for Y1, Y2 and Y3
In the Autumn REaction tour, we are going to reflect on the idea of BELONGING in its general sense and how Christians BELONG to the Christian faith, coming into membership through baptism; the meaning of baptism and why it is important for Christians to experience baptism in their lives.
We are looking to explore the concept of BELONGING through different creative workshops, aiming to explain to the children the importance of belonging to something, to be part of something bigger and more beautiful that enriches our lives, makes us care for others and ourselves, and motivates us to make the world a better place.
Theme for Spring REaction will be Encounters (unit 3.3) and Pilgrimage (5.3) for Summer
Other dates: Beverley Minster – 11th March, 9 & 10th June.
More tbc; in-school events by arrangement.
A new Justice & Freedom theme – Sanctuary – happened again in November, this time at Hull Minster, after the success of 2018 at Beverley Minster!
Hull, as a City of Sanctuary, is an appropriate setting…
St John of Beverley’s well at his birthplace in Harpham. Read more about him here or visit Beverley Minster shop.
Comments from teachers and pupils:
“A fabulous way to bring the RE curriculum alive, out of the classroom in a stunning venue. Thank you.”
“A really enjoyable day had by all – fun, interesting, inspirational & educational – many thanks to all the staff for a great day!”
“I was impressed with the varying activities throughout the day; since these were quite different to the norm, they provided a very effective means of embedding the RE curriculum.“
“Ace, awesome, amazing”
“It’s better than RE at school!”
“Helped me understand other people’s stories when I acted them out.”
“Helped me to think about those with disabilities; the man doing it also smiled a lot!”
“Helps me to know that everyone has talents.”
Revd Matthew leading a reflective ‘pilgrimage’ workshop to St John’s tomb, Bridlington Priory