We are now setting about acquiring items that will help us to teach the children about world belief systems. Our main focus is the belief systems that are laid out within our Learn Together curriculum; i.e. Islam, Hindu, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Atheism, Agnosticism and Humanism. We have put together a list of items that we feel would be particularly useful and will shortly be sourcing as many of them as we can within the funds that were raised.
With your help though, we hope to maximise the impact of this drive. Do you have any of the items that are listed below, that you could donate to the school? You would be making an invaluable contribution to the education of all of the children at Citywest, and by saving us buying that item, we would then be able to use the money towards another item.
We would be very grateful for any donations - we know that you will dig deep as you always do!
Aoife, Ethical Education Coordinator
This is the first time our school is putting together a list of items for the teaching of belief systems and we would welcome your feedback. You, our families, are after all our experts on belief systems. Perhaps some items are not relevant to this kind of teaching and learning, maybe you can suggest some more suitable items? Any help or advice you can give us will be gratefully and sensitively received.
- Relevant religious text, children's version - e.g. Children's Bible
- BOOKS - FICTION OR NON-FICTION containing references to faith-based customs
- Flag/ banner with the emblem of that faith
- Items relating to specific festivals, eg Diwali/ Eid/ etc.
- Ihram clothing (worn during the Hajj)
- Book of Islamic designs
- Prayer mat
The 5 K's: wooden comb, metal bracelet, cotton undergarments, curved sword, (uncut hair)
- prayer flag
- chime bells
- Tibbetan bowl
- Om symbol
- Comic books
- Altar with a god (Ganesh or similar)
- Incense, sweets, pot pourri
- Bindi dot
- Kippah (skullcap)
- Rosary beads
- Statue of a significant saint
- Good quality globe