Class 3 – Year 3 / Year 4

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Class 3 – Year 3 / Year 4

Different Faiths

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments · General News

In RE we have been doing a lot of talking about big questions. What is faith? What would we do if we were God? This week we are looking at what children from three world faiths do in order to express their faith.


Nathan describes what it is like for him to be an Acolyte in his church, an Anglican congregation in Liverpool. At church Nathan helps with tasks during the service. His special robe, an Alb, is white and he wears it during services with a rope girdle.


Simran, 14, introduces herself: she likes music, photography, food and playing with her brother Vraj, who’s 11. He likes taekwondo. They show us some of their hobbies and interests. They explain their vegetarian way of life and connect it to Hindu beliefs. This belief is all connected up: the one ultimate truth, Brahman, is understood in different ways through the many gods and goddesses of Hindu dharma (means ‘way of life’). They give a picture of their young lives, including what it means to them to be part of their faith community in Britain today.


11 year old Sara is a Muslim from London. She uses a personal camera to introduce us to her life, family and Muslim faith: she loves her guinea pig, her ambition is to be a fashion designer, and her religion is Islam. She is fasting, going without food, at the moment, because it is the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. At her age she wants to get ready to fast for the whole month in the future.

Charlie, 11, introduces himself and his Jewish life. What matters to him? Food, sport, football, tennis, cycling, family, being Jewish – and shoes! The opening clip in this 30 minute programme shows Charlie’s rather interesting range of answers to the ‘what matters to you?’ question, and introduces him.

Simran, aged 11, introduces her family and her faith. She likes to read, and play the euphonium. Her favourite things are music and books. Her little brother is someone between mucking about and being a little angel. Her dog Tyson is not bothered to do as she asks. She tells us that she is proud to be a Sikh because all the Sikhs are like a brotherhood and sisterhood, so it is a blessing to learn that Sikhs are to serve one another and all humanity.




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