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Bromley SACRE
Bromley Religious Education Calendar 2020 - 2021

The Bromley Religious Education Calendar is a celebration of Religious Education teaching and learning in our schools as well as the cultural and religious diversity in Bromley. All the artwork in this calendar is provided through a borough wide school competition and includes dates of upcoming religious festivals and secular commemorations, which schools can use in the planning of collective worship and to support their pupils spiritual, moral social and cultural development beyond the Religious Education classroom. 
 

The Borough has historically run a competition for secondary schools around Islam, which was spear-headed by a member of SACRE. However, the SACRE felt that they wanted to widen this beyond one religion, to reflect the diversity and build understanding across different worldviews and religions, and to encourage engagement with primary schools. 

To support Bromley SACRE and the LEA in building links and relationships with their schools, many of which are academies and/or part of academy trusts, all the schools were invited to join a competition to produce artwork for a calendar to be printed and sent to every school in the Borough. This calendar lists dates of festivals and commemorations for a wide range of religious and secular events through the year and can therefore be used by schools by providing stimulus for Collective worship or assembly, promoting the study of world religions and the subject of Religious Education at their schools. 

The competition was divided into KS1, KS2 and KS3, each with a theme that is accessible and appropriate for all pupils, whatever their personal identity and beliefs. All RE Coordinators/subject leaders, SACRE members and LEA representatives were invited to join in with the selection of the artwork at network meetings held in January 2020, thus ensuring a wide range of faiths, beliefs, experiences and viewpoints are included in the process.

 

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The calendars can be used as a teaching resource in Religious Education lessons. Pupils will be able to access these contemporary images generated by their peers to gain knowledge and understanding of other faiths and beliefs and discover the connections between them, but also as a stimulus for discussion, developing pupils’ curiosity and imagination and leading them to appreciate and celebrate diversity whilst promoting racial and religious respect and interfaith harmony. This in turn may contribute positively to community cohesion and promoting interfaith cooperation. 
 

For more information click here to see Bromley Education Matters webpage.