RE is an important part of the curriculum at Dundonald Primary School. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, we teach children to value and respect the religious beliefs of others. Lessons aim to help children develop positive attitudes towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs to their own, and towards livin in a religious diverse and inclusive society.
Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.
Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.
Our curriculum at Dundonald implements the learning outcomes of the Merton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (SACRE).
Our aim is that the children are prepared to become caring, open minded members of a multi-cultural society and to develop their understanding of the world, emotionally and intellectually. Our practical approach allows children to handle religious artefacts, and to build empathetic relationships within the local community, through organising visits to places of worship, and inviting speakers into school.
We welcome parents/carers to share their experiences of faith with the children.
Places of worship that have been visited in the past include but is not limited to Baitul Futuh Mosque (Morden), Buddhapadipa Temple, Wimbledon Mosque.