A Church Visit
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 3:55PM
Gail McLay in RME, Simple Ideas for Primary Schools

In the ‘Practices and Traditions’ subsection of the Christianity strand in the Experiences and Outcomes of the RME curriculum in Scotland, you will find:

Through investigating the Christian communities in my local area, I am discovering how Christian communities demonstrate their beliefs through prayer, worship and special ceremonies. I am developing respect for the practices and traditions of others.

A great example of how the local church can assist in this is by offering a chance for pupils to visit the church.

This will vary depending on church buildings and activities, but here are some ideas.

  1. You could start with a quiz. (How many ... can you find, what number was the first song sung last Sunday....)
  2. Point out various bits of furniture, equipment and discuss their uses (maybe a blast of the organ for effect?), but you don’t need to go into detail for sacraments if time is short; festivals and ceremonies are part of the curriculum and another opportunity to visit!
  3. There will be other ideas particular to your situation, but the key is to keep the visit interactive and interesting.

What’s required?

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