Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

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Eden Way, Argie Avenue, Leeds, LS4 2TF

office@sacredheartleeds.org.uk

0113 3206290

INTERFAITH, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

"You alone created my inner being.
You knitted me together inside my mother.
I will give thanks to you
because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made."
Psalm 139: 13-14


We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive and community which provides a safe space for pupils and staff of all religions, cultures and backgrounds to aspire, nurture, enjoy and flourish. Our children come from Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, other faith and no faith backgrounds. Together, we learn and grown in God's love.

Each year, we celebrate Interfaith Week. This include visits to religious buildings, meeting and interacting with people in our community, sharing knowledge and information first hand from parents and visitors of various cultures, and events promoting respect, inclusivity and compassion towards all people regardless of background, religion or culture. During the week, the children reflect on such questions as:

  • who am I? We believe God made everyone to be part of God's family.
  • who are you?  We are commanded to love our neighbour as we love ourselves.
  • what are the barriers that divide communities and how do we overcome them?
  • what does interfaith mean to me?

A typical calendar for our Interfaith Week:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Morning Interfaith Week Assembly
Parents and children visit and contribute to interfaith prayer stations
Islam Assembly
Children visit and contribute to interfaith prayer stations
Sikhism Assembly
Children visit and contribute to interfaith prayer stations
Judaism Assembly
Children visit and contribute to interfaith prayer stations
Afternoon Learning activities about allocated religions
Henna workshop
Learning activities about allocated religions
Henna workshop
Talk from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Henna workshop
Learning activities about allocated religions
Display work in main hall

 
Our children are exposed to over 30 different languages at home, from Amharic to Yoruba. We have collaborated with Lost Wor(l)ds, a Univerity of Sheffield research project, to celebrate language in the classroom, raising awareness of mulitlingualism and celebrating diversity. The video below showcases some of this work.

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