Year 6 have been learning about Buddhism and Christianity during Interfaith Week (9th January – 13th January). During our RE lessons we learnt about the impact of significant stories for both faiths. We discussed the story of ‘The Sheep and the Goats’ and how it might influence a Christian’s choices . We also discussed the Buddhist story of ‘Kisa Gotami’ and how Buddhists may view suffering as an inevitable part of life. We also thought about the ways in which Buddhists believe they can reduce ‘Dukkha’ – suffering.
On Thursday, Hazel class put on a class assembly about Buddhism; telling the story of the Buddha and his enlightenment. We were fortunate to have a guest speaker to answer our questions about Buddhism on Friday. Throughout the week, we realised that there are many similarities which draw religions together and we learnt many interesting insights into how different people practice their faiths.