What is the Ten Must Know Bible Stories project?
We are using the opportunities the RME curriculum provides to transform how children hear, learn and explore Bible stories in our local schools. Collaboratively with school staff we are writing and delivering material which uses Bible stories as contexts for learning. We creatively teach the story and help the children consider what it tells us about God and how it could relate to their life. School staff further embed the story by basing their literacy, numeracy, art, health and science teaching on the story. Recognising the value of learning outdoors we are where possible teaching the story in outdoor settings.
We want to ensure every child in Bridge of Don leaves Primary school knowing ten Bible stories and are confident in discussing them. By regularly taking part in discussions about faith and belief they will be respectful towards others and interested in the beliefs and opinions of their friends.
A big part of our project is training teachers so that they are more confident and knowledgeable when teaching Christianity.
Since our project started in August 2016 we have:
Written and trialed resources to teach 9 Bible Stories in Primary schools and to help staff use them across the curriculum.
Worked with 27 classes, helping over 650 children explore the Bible and their understanding of Christian belief across 8 schools.
Hosted 9 teacher training sessions each focussing on a different Bible Story.
Developed our website 10biblestories.org where all our resources can be found and downloaded.
Started a social media presence drawing attention to and promoting our resources and the benefits of RME
Begun to network with other organisations working in Scottish Schools to best decide how we can share and promote our resources.
All our resources are available on our website
Do take a look at our website and you can also keep up to date reading our newsletters.
Number 4 – April 2017Number 3 – January 2017
number 2 – September 2016
Number 1 – June 2016