Pupils showed off their creative flair after visiting local places of worship as part of a competition run by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education.

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Pupils were invited to submit pieces of art inspired by visits to places of worship and prizes including art sets were handed out to winning pupils from Graiseley Primary School, who produced stained glass windows and posters depicting different elements of Christianity after visiting St John's Church and St Philip's Church.

Meanwhile an entire Year 1 class from Fallings Park Primary School enjoyed a free trip to Conkers Adventure and Discovery Forest after drawing pictures of St Peter's Collegiate Church.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Wolverhampton is a multi cultural, multi faith City, and it is very important that religious education continues to be taught in our schools.

"I am pleased to see young people being inspired by their recent visits to local places of worship."

Religious education must be taught in all schools by law, but it is not part of the national curriculum and it is therefore the responsibility of local councils to ensure there is a Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) in place.

The SACRE represents a balance of all interests in the local community, gives them the opportunity to influence what pupils learn in religious education, and advises the council on how to improve teaching and collective worship for schools in Wolverhampton.

  • released: Friday 7 July, 2017