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Religious & Moral Education

Staff

  • Ms E. Thomson

Department

We offer pupils the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of Religion and Morality through the study of different World Religions and Moral Issues. We employ a range of teaching methods including direct teacher led lessons, group work, ICT, investigation, discussion and debate. Pupils also have the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers and contribute to their local community through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.

 

Facilities

We have one well equipped classroom and the Social Subjects base for staff and pupil work.

 

Courses

Course Choice 2021-22

Information to come

BGE S1 – S3

Professor Joe Goldblatt with S2, 2019

S1

Introduction to World Religions
Hinduism

S2

Morality and Slavery
Judaism
The Holocaust

 

 

S3

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Winners – 2019 Advocacy Orkney

Christianity Morality and Charity
Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)

S4

Introduction to Moral Issues
Capital Punishment
Abortion

Extra-curricular

The door is always open to pupils who want to discuss any topic in more detail or to clarify any complex or contentious issues.

 

Links

YPI Scotland

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1 week ago

Stromness Academy

***COVID-19 guidance reminder for staff and pupils returning to the classroom***(Lorraine) The Council is reminding school staff and pupils of COVID-19 measures still in place to try and keep everyone safe as they return to the classroom after the October break.The Scottish Government have been asking for some time now that people undertake twice-weekly lateral flow device tests and this has also been the case for staff and secondary pupils in schools. With all schools across the county due back on Monday, 25 October, we would appeal to all our school staff and secondary pupils to schedule one of their regular LFD tests shortly before they return – as was the advice following the summer break.Orkney Islands Council Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, James Wylie, said: “Following the recent outbreak and in the build up to the October holidays we saw significant engagement in the LFD process. It is imperative that we pick up where we left off. All school staff and secondary pupils are strongly encouraged to restart twice-weekly at-home LFD testing in the week prior to return. The advice states that ideally, staff and secondary pupils should take the second weekly test either in the morning before leaving for the first day of school or the evening before.“It is really important that you record your results online, whether positive, negative or void. This helps public health experts understand what levels of COVID-19 are and can inform policy on things like future mitigations in schools.“Testing can help reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools. This, in turn, can help reduce the numbers of staff or children and young people that will have to self-isolate due to outbreaks.”All schools offered test kits to staff and pupils prior to the October break, which can be used for these purposes. If any staff or pupils have not received test kits, they can access them in a range of different ways, including ordering online for home delivery, or collecting kits from your nearest test site or pharmacy, such as Sutherlands in Kirkwall and Stromness, and Boots.

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