Miss Gage is the Religious Education Curriculum Leader at Southlands High School. Since three quarters of the world say that they follow a religion, she believes that religion plays a significant part in many people’s lives. Religious Education at Southlands allows students to explore the world religions and compare them- as they are not all the same. It makes people more tolerant and allows them to express their own opinions and beliefs and share them with other people. Simply watching the news allows people to understand how important it is to understand other religions.
‘Religious education (RE) makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society.’