Our vision is to enhance the spiritual development and support the religious education of pupils in the wider Bristol area through a creative partnership between St Mary Redcliffe Church and individual schools.
The way we work is for RE Coordinators and individual Teachers to share with us their school/class RE syllabus and then a workshop is written by the Education Officer to support the work taking place in RE lessons in the classroom.
Usually an initial meeting between the Education Officer and the school’s RE Coordinator takes place to ascertain what aspects of the school’s RE syllabus could be enhanced by a visit to St Mary Redcliffe Church.
A follow up meeting with a particular Class Teacher results in plans for a visit being made and a workshop being written which is specifically tailored for a particular group of children or young people.
The Education Work uses members of the congregation and other Christians as volunteers to help with the workshops, to explain to pupils what Christians believe and how the congregation members at St Mary Redcliffe church express their Christian beliefs.
The workshops are not evangelistic and are appropriate for those of all faiths and those of no faith.
The model for this work originates in Berkshire with an organisation called REinspired: www.reinspired.org.uk
Letters from pupils
Workshops, trails and guided tours
Booking a school group
Trails for children
Colston's School Year 5 Visit