• A Very Special School Visit

    A Very Special School Visit

    Year 1 Undergraduate Students spent a very worthwhile afternoon in a local school for children with Special Educational Needs.  Rowan Park School is an Outstanding School, meeting the needs of up to 126 pupils aged 3 to 19 years, with severe, complex, profound and multiple learning difficulties, ASC and sensory impairments. Students studying to be…

  • One Last Trip

    One Last Trip

    Final Year Undergraduates completed their visits to places of worship with a trip to the Guru Sri Harkrishan Sahib Ji  Gurdwara in Manchester.  As always our hosts were excellent, explaining the tenets of their faith and dealing with students’ questions before offering us a generous Langar.  Pictures from the day are on flickr and below.

  • Real Life Islam

    Real Life Islam

    Two former PGCE students, now serving teachers, returned to Edge Hill to talk about life as a Muslim in 21st Century England. Sabrina Hussain completed her PGCE RE in 2008 and teaches RE at Oasis Academy in Oldham.  Arsalan Aslam completed his PGCE RE in 2009 and now leads the teaching of RE at Al…

  • Mayer Visits Edge Hill Again

    Mayer Visits Edge Hill Again

    Once again this year we were delighted to Welcome Holocaust Survivor Mayer to speak to our Final Year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and invited pupils from a number of Partnership schools. Mayer’s story beginning with the outbreak of war on his 13th birthday is both harrowing and moving.  Mayer seems to get more frail each…

  • Best CPD Ever

    Best CPD Ever

    The NATRE North West Network saw over 50 trainee teachers from Edge Hill, Hope and MMU and around a dozen serving RE teachers from our Partnership had an excellent day’s CPD with Stephen Pett from NATRE.  It was the last day at University for our Final Year Undergraduates and PGCE students at Edge Hill came…

  • Post 16 Preparation

    Post 16 Preparation

    Final Year Undergraduates spent a morning at Deanery Church of England High School Sixth Form College to learn about the teaching of RE Post 16, and specifically A level RE. Sarah Daley, Assistant Head of RE at the school told us about the Art of teaching A Level, using some recent examples from her teaching,…

  • Christianity in Leyland 2014 Visit

    Christianity in Leyland 2014 Visit

    Taking the pulse of Christianity in the Lancashire Town of Leyland has become an annual Pilgrimage for our Year One Undergraduate Trainee RE Teachers.  As part of the Module on the History of Christian thought and culture we visited four Christian Churches beginning with St Mary’s a Roman Catholic Church were we joined the community…

  • An Islamic Day in Preston

    An Islamic Day in Preston

    Year 1 and Year 3 undergraduates enjoyed spending a day in the Islamic community in Preston as part of their Module on Islam. We were able to once again benefit from the hospitality and wisdom of Waqaus Ali ot ThinkBrite.  The day began with an introduction and then a brief visit to see some of…

  • A deeper experiential understanding of Judaism

    A deeper experiential understanding of Judaism

    PGCE trainees enjoy the experience of  a kosher meal as part of their subject knowledge field trip to Stenecourt schule.  Mike Evans, RE PGCE trainee shares his reflections on the day we spent with our colleague , David Arnold, in the north Manchester Jewish orthodox community: The subject knowledge field trip to Prestwich gave me…

  • FA Primary PE Teachers’ Award

    FA Primary PE Teachers’ Award

    We are proud that the KS2/3 Course was able to pilot this brand new Award for PE teachers from the FA.  Over 40 trainees from a variety of subject specialisms were able to become the first Primary teachers in the North-West to complete this award.  The aim of the course is to enable all primary…