The new look RE:quest website is a fantastic free resource for exploring and learning about Christianity within Religious Education and RME. The site is written by, and features, Christians from all the main denominations in their rich diversity. It seeks to equip, educate and enable teachers and pupils to ask and answer the big questions surrounding the beliefs and practices that are most important to Christians.
Religious Education is in its own right a very valuable subject whose importance should never be underestimated. When taught well, it opens the door to worlds that many pupils would never otherwise experience. RE asks the big questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, and what it means to be human.
As well as the academic values of RE, the subject also plays an important role in preparing pupils for life. It encourages pupils to develop respect for and understanding of others whilst at the same time tackling big issues such as prejudice, injustice and forgiveness.
Containing high quality films, images, interactive features and age appropriate text, RE:quest is accessible to pupils of all ages and abilities, from infants to GCSE and standards students. It is both an ideal classroom resource and an easy-to-use tool for students’ own independent learning. The additional Teachers’ Section contains printable teaching ideas, multi-media resources, training material and updated seasonal content that complement the main RE:quest site.