The year 7s have just finished studying a unit which explores what it means to belong to a religion and how these religions can focus on their similarities to live together in peace and harmony. This is an experiential learning unit whereby students are characters in a story, shipwrecked on a desert island. Along the way, students meet religious characters facing difficulty. Throughout this unit, students showed great compassion and social responsibility through the understanding of a variety of faiths.
At the end of their journey on the Island, students were given the challenge of creating a piece of art work / symbol which demonstrates the importance of respecting all religions. The RE department felt very moved by their entries. If only the whole world had the same attitudes towards religious tolerance as our year 7s!
The subject prefects found it very difficult to award prizes as there were so many incredibly special entries. Below are the winning projects and the reasons why they were chosen.
1st – Freya G
The dedication and time taken for this project was well reflected in the outcome. The evaluation is detailed and brings meaning instead of just focusing on one aspect. It is a unique idea and even the way it is designed to be displayed and put together has deep meaning symbolism. The art is really great too!
2nd place – Paige H
The design of your project was creative and showed a lot of different religions. The connection of them through the wreath helps to execute the meaning or religious equality and connection . The details of the base are also well thought through and it can be well displayed.
3rd place – Isabelle M
The display of your project very easily conveys the point of equality and religion. The rainbow is a well-known symbol of equality and you have intertwined this nicely with the religious symbols. The idea of putting the religions on clouds to connect with the rainbow is a clever idea and shows harmony throughout the presentation.