• Meeting the Triratna Sangha

    Meeting the Triratna Sangha

    As part of their Module on Buddhism with Francis, Year 2 Undergraduate students tke part in two field-trips.  Here is Dominic’s thoughts about the recent visit to the Triratna Buddhist Sangha in Manchester: Today was an insightful opportunity to learn more about a very much westernised branch of Buddhism. Our ordained Buddhist speaker began our […]

  • SOLO & Technology at Holly Lodge

    SOLO & Technology at Holly Lodge

    Year 2 RE Undergraduate students prepared for their placement with a visit to one of our partner schools Holly Lodge Girls’ College where Former Edge Hill graduate Terri Lee is Head of RE and led the informative and useful session.  The afternoon began with a quiz using Socrative, to assess our prior knowledge. Then Colin Riddell, […]

  • A Very Special School

    A Very Special School

    Lucy has written about Year 1 Undergraduate’s visit to a special school. You can read more of her blog posts here: https://lucywatsonre.wordpress.com/ I was really excited to visit Rowan Park Special School, having had very little experience outside of mainstream schools. Prior to our visit, I had a quick browse of their website (http://www.rowanpark.co.uk) and so I had […]

  • Four Churches in One Day

    Four Churches in One Day

    Dominic has written this post about Year 1 Undergraduates’ recent visit to Leyland. You can follow his blog here: https://dominickidney.wordpress.com/  Today was a good opportunity to visit various churches in the Leyland area with the chance to speak to various pastors and priests. It has truly given me a deeper insight into similarities and differences of […]

  • Teaching A Level at Deanery

    Teaching A Level at Deanery

    As a follow up to the inspirational day with Peter and Charlotte Vardy, Final Year Undergraduate students visited Deanery CofE High School and Sixth Form College in Wigan, to hear about the practicalities of teaching Post-16 students.  The day began with students observing a Lower Sixth Ethics lesson with Mr Michiels. He used a variety […]

  • Two Temples in One Day

    Two Temples in One Day

    Part of our Year 3 undergraduate course is a module looking at two of the less popular Dharmic religions, Sikhism and Jainism.  as part of this we spent a day with the two communities in Manchester. Our first visit was to the Jain Samaj Temple.  Here we were able to see the community hall with […]

  • Understanding Karma

    Understanding Karma

    Year 1 undergraduates visited the Gujerati Hindu community in Preston as part of their module studying Hindu Dharma.  This visit gave the group opportunity to ask a practising Hindu about the philosophical aspects of Hindu Dharma, to have a tour around the temple and to practice meditation. Francesca blogged about the visit: In our small […]

  • Visiting Ganesh in Liverpool

    Visiting Ganesh in Liverpool

    As part of their Personal Professional Conduct (PPC) studies, Year 1 Undergraduate students were asked to visit somewhere that would benefit students learning within our occupation as a teacher of RE. Dominic blogged about his visit: A few fellow students from my ITT course joined me to visit the Ganesh Temple in Liverpool and experience […]

  • Doing Diwali

    Doing Diwali

    It has now become a tradition for Year 1 Edge Hill University undergraduate students who are studying teaching and RE  to visit Blackbrook St Mary’s Primary School.   Again this year we were asked to visit and perform the story of Diwali. We had prepared the week before learning our lines and setting up the […]

  • “An Enlightening Trip”, or how to live a happy, fulfilling, meaningful life

    “An Enlightening Trip”, or how to live a happy, fulfilling, meaningful life

    RE PGCE Trainee Marianne Howe reports back on her groups experiences at the Triratna Buddhist centre in Manchester: On the 16th of October, the secondary RE PGCE group was given the opportunity to visit Manchester Buddhist centre. The day began at University with a Buddhist subject knowledge enhancement course led by our course leader Francis […]