St Catherine’s Academy asks, “How Do You Pray?”
Pupils at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Sheffield have been growing in their understanding of other faiths by talking to faith representatives about prayer.
St Catherine’s hosted representatives from six different world faiths as part of their work during Interfaith Fortnight. Each year group was visited by all the representatives in turn. The children asked them, “How do you pray?”, “What do you pray?” and “When do you pray?”
The visitors were also kept on their toes when they were asked about their views of heaven and hell and why they believed in God.
The children showed intrigue and interest in all the visitors and were able to see key similarities and differences between faiths.
One child said, “I really liked it that we got to find out about different faiths. I like that they brought objects in that were important to them.”
All the pupils also visited one of the six places of worship to reinforce their understanding of people of different faiths.
Photos and videos were tweeted throughout the event using the hashtag ‘howdoyoupray’ and they can be viewed by looking at the school website http://www.stcatherinesprimary.org.uk/.