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Kenton College has a Christian ethos and this is reflected in our Christian based assemblies. However, we are a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith school and our Religious Studies curriculum reflects this diversity and pluralism.
Religious Studies is taught throughout the school. It plays a very important role in the development of tolerance within our children and an understanding of different behaviour and beliefs. We try to instil in our students the ability to empathise with the culture, customs, behaviour and feelings of other people and not to view something foreign to them as a threat. We foster this understanding by studying all six major World Religions, namely Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism.
As well as focusing on various World Religions, children have the opportunity to examine Ethics, beginning in Year 5. Topics include the global distribution of wealth and poverty, Fair Trade products, Inequality and Multiculturalism. Children consider and debate these issues, whilst developing their abilities to listen to others, respect other viewpoints and confidently contribute their opinions to group discussion.
A friendly and open environment in all lessons encourages pupils to express their views and relate their experiences in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding.
Our children are guided to understand and express themselves when describing their own faith and beliefs, to develop the ability to think for themselves and to appreciate their own personal gifts and needs.
We hope to develop in our pupils a spiritual awareness and a readiness to discuss the moral issues which affect them, as well as adopting moral codes of behaviour themselves and a sense of the wonder of life.