REaction days – bringing 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 by 14.45; 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 starts and finishes with plenary sessions that encourage teamwork and respect for others, with fun and games! Using enquiry, teachers then prepare follow-up activities from our RE syllabus back in school.
Summer Term 2019: Changes for Y5/Y6 and transition
June 2, 3 and 4 – Beverley Minster
June 18/19 – Howden Minster
June 20 – Bridlington Priory
Other dates on request; in-school events by arrangement
A new Justice & Freedom theme – Sanctuary – was trialled in November to great acclaim! To experience the drama of a refugee seeking sanctuary, get in touch!
St John of Beverley’s well at his birthplace in Harpham. Read more about him here or visit the 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