Each year in RE, Greig City Academy have a dedicated Faith in Focus Season where they immerse the school in spirituality and reflection, based on an annual theme. This gives them opportunities to refresh connections with local faith communities and bring many visitors into the school’s classrooms.
Bernadette Sheridan on behalf of the RE team says: “Our theme this year is Justice. Students have been exploring the classical Greek and religious definitions of the concept and exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Year 7 also explored the African concept of Ubuntu, which Desmond Tutu called ‘God’s dream’. Ubuntu teaches that it is through community and relationship that we thrive and can reach our full potential. We are all connected and develop a healthy respect for our fellow human beings once we realise that we cannot be truly human alone. The RE department were delighted to welcome the Osagyefo Theatre Company, led by Martin Hanson back to GCA, with a vibrant and bespoke workshop called ‘Ubuntu, Jamming for Justice’ which was delivered to Year 7 through drumming ,storytelling and dance. We are very proud of the entire Year 7 year group for engaging so wholeheartedly in the event.”
A new Amnesty International club will be set up for students from September and Greig City Academy are aiming to achieve the highly acclaimed and transformative Amnesty Human Rights Friendly School status.