Sy­n­a­gogue visit to learn about faith

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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