While lessons at school are the foundation of the children’s learning, there is no doubting the invaluable added extras gained by the experience of educational trips. This was particularly evident yesterday when the Year 6s soaked up the atmosphere of the beautiful synagogue that houses Manchester Jewish Museum.
The children are studying Judaism in RS this term and having the chance to explore the synagogue helped them to gain a good insight into how the building was used and how people would have worshipped there.
They enjoyed dressing up in items of Jewish clothing including skullcaps and prayer shawls, acting out parts of religious ceremonies, and examining up close special artefacts.
Head of RS, Mrs Edwards, who led the trip said, “The children’s guide was impressed with their existing knowledge and by their thoughtful and insightful questions. Everyone learned something new and gained a greater understanding of Jewish religious beliefs and practices.”