02.06.2017

CLASS Blog 2: Understanding Sikhism

Year 11 CLASS has been all about providing knowledge, understanding and discussion for students of the stories behind the headlines. Mrs Malcolm and the CLASS Team explore more. How has the world’s understanding of Islam, for better or worse, changed since September 11th 2001? What is the story of Afghanistan prior to the Taliban’s prominence… Read more »

09.05.2017

CLASS Blog: Life Changing Decisions

Who should make life changing decisions – doctors or parents? For her first CLASS Blog, Mrs Malcolm explores ethics in modern medicine. You may have heard about a little boy called Charlie Gard, who was born in August 2016. He was quite healthy at birth, and then his parents noticed that his health and his… Read more »

21.03.2016

Changing Things: Year 10 RS Speeches

Students in Year 10 Religious Studies have been writing speeches about something they would like to see changed. Mrs Malcom, RS Teacher, explains: “A lot of our speeches have been about cases of injustice (Saudi Arabian women not being legally able to drive, for example) and others have been about environmental issues. One such speech… Read more »

06.01.2016

The Gideons Visit RS

Every year, Year 7 students have the pleasure of meeting our local Gideons group in their Religious Studies lesson and receive the gift of a Bible. Gideons International began in 1899 in the USA and sailed across to our shores in 1949. To date they have placed 2 billion Bibles in 200 countries! Last term they… Read more »

17.11.2015

Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »

16.04.2015

Cathedral in the Classroom

On Wednesday 15th April, the RS department welcomed speakers from Truro Cathedral, to help Year 9 students understand more about the different stages of worship. The lesson was part of a unit on religious and spiritual experience, focussing particularly on Christian services in the High Church, discussing how the five senses are used during worship… Read more »

23.03.2015

Youth Alpha: Introduction to Christianity

This week saw the second session of Youth Alpha take place after school. Run by Youth Work Development Officer, Jon Lewis, from St Austell Methodist church, Youth Alpha is an introduction to Christianity for anyone who may be interested in knowing a little more about the faith. Jon, who runs the event alongside Mr Parry,… Read more »