The Ten Must Know Bible Stories project started as a collaborative project between St Columba’s Church and Middleton Park School. We are delighted that other local schools have come on board and over the past year have helped us develop and review our resources. Those schools are Braehead, Danestone, Forehill, Glashieburn, Greenbrae, Kingswells and Scotstown Primary Schools.
This partnership approach between teachers and a local church has resulted in a pioneering programme to explore delivering 10 Bible Stories as contexts for learning across the curriculum. This approach has been endorsed by HMIE as excellent.
These are high quality, tried and tested resources that will:
- give children an understanding of Christian beliefs.
- involve children as active participants encouraging them to respectfully and thoughtfully discuss ‘big questions’ as they explore how faith and belief affect the world they live in.
- encourage respectful but lively discussion helping children learn to reflect on, consider and evaluate new information before forming and expressing their own opinions. Engaging them in a personal search for meaning and moral values.
- embed RME across the curriculum.
Several of the stories have been adapted for outdoor learning.
All the resources reflect the Scottish Government’s legislation and guidance on RME in school.
We’re adding resources as we develop them. Please enjoy exploring and using the resources and please do let us know what you think!
The project is funded by the Church of Scotland “Go For It” fund and supported by Aberdeen City Council, the schools and the church as well as other grants. We are grateful to all our funders.