Perranporth School serves a community in a mostly nominal Christian area of the South west of England. However, the pupils are not immune from developments in and influences from a wider world, through family and personal contacts, the media, and from their education. It is part of the school aims of the school to offer a wide- ranging education, to prepare pupils for life not only in their own community but also in a wider world.
The aims of RE at Perranporth are to help pupils to:
- acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain;
- gain experience of being members of a community and develop appropriate skills as citizens;
- develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures;
- develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements abut religious and moral issues, with reference to the teachings of the principal religions represented in Great Britain;
- enhance their spiritual, moral, cultural development by:
- developing awareness of the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences and of how religious teachings can relate to them
- responding to such questions with reference to the teachings and practices of religions, and to their own understanding and experience.
- reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences in the light of their study; develop a positive attitude towards other people, respecting their right to hold different beliefs from their own, and towards living in a society of diverse religions and belief