Religious Education at St Mary’s
The aim of Religious Education at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is to promote the Catholic vision of the dignity and freedom of every person, as created in the image and likeness of God. This vision inspires and encourages the beliefs and values, which are lived out in the daily life of the Catholic school. Within this vision, religious education is a journey of formation involving every member of the school community, together with the pupil’s family and parish community. Religious Education is the foundation of the entire educational process.
Come and See
To achieve the desired outcomes for Religious Education, St Mary’s follows the “Come and See” program, recommended by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The aim of this program is to explore the religious dimension of questions about life, dignity and purpose within the Catholic tradition. Links are made with the pupil’s own experiences and with universal experience. Links are also made with the experience of other faith traditions.
For children the program will raise questions and provide materials for reflecting on their own experience. It will help them to explore the beliefs, values and the way of life of the Catholic tradition and of other faith traditions.
There is no presumption that children come from committed Catholic families. For those from committed Catholic families, it will deepen and enrich their understanding and living of their faith.