Story is a powerful tool in developing effective and imaginative RE. Stories engage and capture the imagination, they transcend time and place, extend experience, touch both heart and mind. Stories awaken insight and empathy, allowing us to ‘get inside’ the experience, beliefs and values of others – enabling us to see from another’s perspective.
This book aims to help you to plan and use such strategies to get the most out of these great stories, which have resonated with such depth of meaning for countless generations of people of faith. The activities, designed to engage pupils’ imagination, participation and response, whilst set in the context of a particular story, have a wider application and can be adapted to explore other stories.