ICE Torbay introduced a range of RE workshops in September 2019 as the successors to our ‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ projects. Our workshops link to the values expressed in the new primary RE syllabus (Devon and Torbay agreed syllabus 2019-2024) which took effect from September 2019, and are intended to address some of the teaching points of the unit being taught during a half-term period. Our workshops help children ‘explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live’ along with encouraging them to ‘gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.’
Members of the ICE Torbay team setup 3 work stations in either a classroom or hall space, then invite a class in to visit these stations and take part in the activities. Allowing for a little over an hour per class, we tend to offer these activities to one class during a morning.
Some pictures from our Christmas Prayer Spaces: