Synagogue visit to learn about faith
PRIMARY school children who have been learning about world religions paid a visit to a Jewish museum to learn about the faith.
The Key Stage Two class from Bosley St Mary’s headed to Manchester Jewish Musuem, which is based in a former synagogue, as part of their RE curriculum.
They learned about Jewish beliefs and customs, what happens in a synagogue, and their religious holidays.
Rachel MortishireSmith, from the school, said: “Through fascinating interactive workshops, they learnt about Jewish beliefs and customs, including what happens in a synagogue on the Sabbath and how Jewish families celebrate the Passover festival each year.
“The children helped to tell the Passover story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt with interactive props, and had the opportunity to handle and wear religious artefacts in order to discover their symbolism.
“The children always say afterwards that trips involving workshops to various places of culture, history and worship are among the most memorable, and they are realising how important it is in today’s world to understand as much as possible about what other people believe in order to learn tolerance.”
Niamh Lake looking at how Hebrew is written and read
Children from Bosley Primary School visited a synagogue. The whole class help to re-tell the Passover story of the escape from Egypt
Fern Lancaster looks at one of the most valuable, historic Torah scrolls in the museum
Rhys Williams, Hollie Brunt and Millie Booth learn about what Jewish men wear to read the Torah and pray
Jessica Rawlinson, Chet Palmer, Oliver Revill and Emily Moffitt re-enact the parading of the Torah scroll in a synagogue on the Sabbath