North Somercotes school celebrates the diversity of faith

Faith Festival at North Somercotes CE Primary School. EMN-150129-172141001
Faith Festival at North Somercotes CE Primary School. EMN-150129-172141001

Almost 200 pupils welcomed an exciting ‘Religion and Belief Roadshow’ to North Somercotes CE Primary School at the end of last month.

St Philip’s Centre, a charity which runs a variety of inter faith activities, put on a series of interactive exercises to help children learn about different faiths and beliefs, including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Humanism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

As a token of the day, children were invited to sign a giant card that supports the importance of inter faith relations, which was then presented to the school.

Headteacher Paul Floyd said: “We are so excited to have the opportunity to give the children this type of enriching experience.

“Enabling the children to immerse themselves in other religions and cultures is essential to their lifelong learning and development.

“It was great to see so many children, joined by their families, exploring different religions and faiths with such enthusiasm and interest.”

Riaz Ravat, Interim Director of St Philip’s Centre, added, “We are delighted to be hosted by North Somercotes Primary School.

“The event is a vital ingredient in helping to broaden the perspectives of children. Symbolically it also shows them that people of different faiths and beliefs can and do work together to help build peace and harmony”.