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At Longton lane Primary school, we believe that it is vital for all of our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them. In line with the current Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, pupils acquire and develop their knowledge and understanding of religious and nonreligious beliefs and worldviews, cultural practices and ways of life in the local, national and wider global community. Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims and values of the school. It promotes mutual respect and open - mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. We engage our pupils in an enquiry approach where they ask questions about the world and reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences. Pupils also have the opportunity to learn that there are those who do not hold religious beliefs and have their own philosophical perspectives. Our aim is to ensure our pupils are equipped with the knowledge and understanding to engage in respectful dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society as global citizens.

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