Children – sometimes, even very young children – are keen to ask big questions about why we are here and how we should conduct ourselves. As a culturally diverse school with a belief in humanity and kindness rather than an adherence to a particular creed or idea of orthodoxy, we are wonderfully placed to explore the world’s religions and philosophies in an objective, sensitive way.
Perspectives is part of the curriculum from Year 5 and a popular GCSE subject. We aim to give children an understanding of how culture and history have been shaped by a variety of religions and ideologies. We emphasise historical perspectives such as the influence of Martin Luther, as well as contemporary perspectives of fundamentalism and secularism.