Through RME, children and young people develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people, societies, their beliefs and values.
Learning and teaching in Religious and Moral Education provides an excellent opportunity to develop the four capacities in our young people:
- successful learners with an understanding of moral issues & faith groups
- confident individuals able to express their own values and beliefs
- responsible citizens in a multi faith society
- effective contributors putting their own values into action
Fundamental to this is the aim of developing an understanding of the Christian tradition in Scotland as well as exploring the diversity of belief in communities in our own country and beyond. Through an exploration of this we should aim to promote respect for others and a confidence in our young people to be secure in their own beliefs and values. Many aspects of the RME curriculum are reinforced in the ethos of the school. In, for example, how we live our school values of honesty, ambition, respect and kindness.
Our aims in religious and moral education are to enable children and young people to:
- recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
- learn about and from the beliefs, values, practices and traditions of Christianity and the world religions selected for study, other traditions and viewpoints independent of religious belief
- explore and develop knowledge and understanding of religions, recognising the place of Christianity in the Scottish context
- investigate and understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
- recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
- develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from my own
- explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity and engage in the development of and reflection upon my own moral values
- develop my beliefs, attitudes, values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation
- develop the skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
- make a positive difference to the world by putting my beliefs and values into action
- establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning, further learning and adult life.
Take a look at our school religious and moral education policy for more information. This can be found under the "Parents" tab where you should click on "Policies".