RE at St. Stephen's
Religious Education is taught throughout the school. We focus on Christian values and use the Blackburn Diocese agreed syllabus for RE as the basis for our teaching. We celebrate a variety of religious festivals throughout the school year and enjoy strong links with St Stephen's Church and Bolton Road Methodist Church.
Through teaching religious education at St Stephen's, we provide opportunities for spiritual
development. Children consider and respond to questions concerning the meaning and purpose of
life. We help them to recognise the difference between right and wrong through the study of moral
and ethical questions. We enhance their social development by helping them to build a sense of
identity in our multicultural society. Children explore issues of religious faith and Christian values and, in so doing, they develop their knowledge and understanding of the cultural context of their own lives.
Our Christian Value this term is 'Service'.
The parable of the Good Samaritan shows we should serve those in need, whoever they are. Such service is not offered to gain advantage for ourselves. 'Going the extra mile' involves sacrifice, putting ourselves out for someone else's benefit.