Churches are excellent creative learning spaces- they allow pupils to stretch out: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In a sacred space, pupils can think big and participate in collaborative project work on a large scale.
Using a place of worship as a space for RE learning supports creative teaching. Lessons hosted in a faith community’s worship space motivates, inspires, and engages young people in their creative learning, thinking and use of imagination.
A worship space can also provide for experiences on a larger scale than is possible within schools. RE with Soul KS2 at Blair Peach Primary School prioritised the use of the local church as a creative learning space throughout their creative enquiry.
Pupils, staff and parents spread out in the space, and enjoyed working together, engaged with team-building exercises, and arts-based learning activities such as drama and creating visual art.