St Peter's School
On Friday, all of St Peter’s Third Form pupils were out of their regular lessons, to explore the connections, similarities and differences between science and religion.
Activities on the day included talks and interactive sessions from God and the Big Bang who deliver captivating and stimulating talks dealing with the interaction between science and faith. We were treated to flaming bubbles, fossils and wrestled with the morality of salmon fishing with the use of M&Ms.
At the close of the day’s activities there was the chance to ask questions to the panel, which produced some interesting discussion about how many people think that science and religion do not have to be mutually exclusive.
Mr Christien Bembridge, Head of Religious Studies at St Peter’s, said “As a school that takes a holistic approach to education, it’s really important that we embrace synoptic approaches to our studies. It’s crucial that we listen to each other as interdisciplinary learning can bring so much in understanding our values and to the way we view ourselves and the world around us.”
BBC Radio 4 were in attendance, recording pupils for a new short series on science and religion, due to air on Fridays in the summer. We will share more details of this series, and an associated podcast focusing on schools, which will also feature interviews with some of our pupils, as soon as broadcast dates are confirmed.