We at St Philip’s Centre believe that in order to create lasting conditions for respect and acceptance, we need to inculcate these values in our children and young people. This is why we have a wide programme of exciting and interactive religious and belief learning on offer. By utilising our partners across the different communities and places of worship, we are able to provide authentic and rooted information which is about lived experiences. Our programmes build on the material which is often found in text books to create an experience which enthuses participants.
Our education team will work with you to ensure that curriculum requirements are met and that your school or college has an enjoyable and safe engagement with us. Whilst we have a series of learning packages, we can tailor content to suit your needs. Over the years, many thousands of children, young people and teachers from across the Midlands and beyond have engaged with us and told us about the powerful learning they have sampled as a result.
Our schools and colleges offer is comprehensive, quality assured and reputable. Our staff and team of community faith practitioners have excelled in delivering a wide variety of education and training for pupils and staff in many schools and colleges. For us, the principles of diversity and unity go hand in hand. Our programmes promote equality, respect and non-discrimination. The freedom to adhere to different faiths and beliefs is protected in law and must not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
Our menu of high quality inter faith programmes for schools and colleges meet curriculum and life skills needs and we are sure that your children, young people, staff, governors, parents and guardians will value the authenticity of our work.
We can arrange a programme either at your own school or in Leicester. Click on the links below to find out more about the education programmes we offer, or download a brochure
Religion & Belief Roadshow:
"Lots of visuals and physical artifacts for the children to look at and access. Very helpful and knowledgeable reps.”
“Children had only positive things to say about the experience. Many mentioned that they would further research different religions because they feel inspired.”
“The Faith Roadshow was a great opportunity for our Year 4s to find out new information about many religions. The experiential activities, such as the dressing up, food tasting and music were great to allow children to get involved.”
“Children seemed very animated by all the artefacts that they could see and touch. On the journey home, children were asking each other which foods they tried and what they had enjoyed the most.”
“A wonderful experience for our children. All of us enjoyed our time learning, trying new foods and dressing up. Thank you.” Peterborough Diocesan Educational Trust
"We wanted our children to have the broadest range of knowledge and understanding to enable them to become the active citizens of tomorrow. We had an enjoyable and exciting day." Tom Dunne, Assistant Head Teacher, Mount Grace School
"Our partnership with the Centre and the work of its staff, including Riaz Ravat, was an important factor in the College gaining an Outstanding grade for Equality and Diversity in its 2011 Ofsted inspection" Maggie Galliers, Principal, Leicester College
"The students I spoke to all enjoyed the day and felt it was really worthwhile. Everyone made us feel really welcome and it is reassuring to see people of different faiths working so well together. The day was well organised and managed to keep to the timetable - I was most impressed!" Barbara Sutcliffe, Teacher, Stamford College
What students have said: "Eight different people from eight different faiths! The food, the clothes, the culture – it was fantastic" "The day helped us to respect differences and to have fun."
There are a number of programmes we can offer to you at your own school
Find out about the programmes your school can do in Leicester
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