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 local churches, in partnership with 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.
Spring Term 2021
Based on our REaction workshops delivered in church, we are offering sessions delivered online. REaction has a ball-park price of £3 per pupil; provision for large/small numbers of children can be negotiated, to include travel. Please be in touch if you are interested in discussing dates.
We’re working on a very exciting Sanctuary theme with Beverley Minster for Summer 2021; the 1300th anniversary of St John of Beverley’s death is on 7th May. It follows our pilot Sanctuary REaction days in 2018 and will be the perfect theme for upper KS2 and transition…
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