• Year 2 Visit the National Holocaust Centre

    Year 2 Visit the National Holocaust Centre

    Just prior to the Christmas Holidays, the Second Year, RE undergraduates visited the National Holocaust Centre near Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire. This was a first visit for Edge Hill University but proved to be well worth the journey.  Our visit began with an introductory talk and a  tour of the ground floor which was […]

  • An Inclusive Education

    An Inclusive Education

    Year One Undergraduates were able to spend a morning in one of our Partnership High schools to begin to see how the school makes sure that all pupils make progress. The morning at Lathom High School began with Trevor Hodson, Assistant Headteacher for teaching and learning, describing how RE had moved away from its former […]

  • Two Faces of Buddhism

    Two Faces of Buddhism

    Year 2 Undergraduates have been out to visit two different communities of Western Buddhists.  The first visit was to the Manchester Buddhist Centre where Munisha explained Buddhism from a Triratna perspective.  Formerly known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, the group see themselves as reinterpreting Buddhism for modern Western Buddhists The second visit […]

  • Raga and Puja in Bradford

    Raga and Puja in Bradford

    Our subject knowledge trip to places of worship in Bradford is now becoming an annual feature of the RE PGCE giving trainees an invaluable insight into the dharmic traditions within our communities through experiential learning. This year was no exception and we were warmly welcomed by our colleagues in the Hindu and the Sikh communities. […]

  • Free School Visit

    Free School Visit

    Year 1 students recently visited a very unusual school to stimulate their thoughts about the purpose of education.  The Maharishi Free School in Skelmersdale was formerly an independent school before transferring into the state sector to become a free school. The school has a very distinctive educational philosophy – developed out of the teachings of […]

  • If you go down to the woods today…

    If you go down to the woods today…

    As part of the launch of the PGCE Primary programme, the trainees took part in workshops that gave them a taster of creative ways to teach the foundation subjects. A group of 60 students took part in exploring Sacred Spaces by considering the work of Eliade (1987) and Turkle (2011) where objects become evocative or […]

  • Beyond the Worksheet

    Beyond the Worksheet

    Part Time primary trainees from Edge Hill recently explored creative learning in the gallery, using the cultures gallery in the World Museum Liverpool. They took part in a Hindu and Buddhist story telling workshop and used the artefacts as a stimulus to create their own interpretations. In groups they re-enacted and the devices that support […]

  • Awesome and Intimate- PGCE trainees visit the Great Space

    Awesome and Intimate- PGCE trainees visit the Great Space

    RE PGCE trainees were over awed by the magnificent splendour of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral during a visit on Friday 20th September. Once again we were hosted by our superb tour guide Helen, a former secondary school teacher and a fount of knowledge. Helen explored the deep symbolism and religious significance of the Cathedral and its […]

  • Inspirational Induction at Stretford High School

    Inspirational Induction at Stretford High School

    Starting PGCE is always going to be a challenge so positive messages and an inspirational induction in a successful secondary school set the right tone for the rest of the training year. This is the third year running in which PGCE trainees have had the professional boost of an induction day at Stretford High school, […]

  • Back with a Boost

    Back with a Boost

    Term has started early at Edge Hill, with our annual Subject Knowledge Booster Course. This course was originally funded by the TDA to help those with non-Theology or Religious Studies degrees enter RE PGCE courses.  We at Edge Hill found these courses to be so useful that we have continued them after the central funding […]