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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

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

Facebook

6 days ago

Stromness Academy

Geography Swiss Trip

As you will hopefully be aware, a couple of letters were sent out recently regarding the cancellation of the Geography Department Swiss Trip. Please have a look for the email, or an eye out for the letter if you haven’t given us an email address. It contains important information about claiming your money back.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding regarding the trip. It is understandable, but so very disappointing the trip will not be going ahead in 2021.

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Lockdown Lowdown – An Online Newspaper by S2

Stromness Academy Online Newspaper

On March the 23 rd Boris Johnson put the whole country in lockdown because of the Covid- 19 outbreak. The lockdown has put nearly everything to a stop but farming, here in Orkney as elsewhere, still continues. For many farmers Spring is the busiest time of the year.

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