09 December 2015
Secular Day Wednesday 9 December 2015
Part of the PSHE curriculum, the Senior School students prepared an academic but engaging activity for the Year 5 and 6 students about a very French principle called “Laicité”.
This topic was divided into four parts: first of all the Year 10 students wrote the first page of two newspapers relating the vote of the law in 1905 about the separation between Church and State. Then the pupils of the Junior School discovered an exhibition about the milestones and the historic characters who set up the this feature of the French Republic. They also were able to deepen their knowledge of the relationships between Church and State in England and in Spanish-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present. Finally, they voted for their favourite poster symbolising what a secular state is . Léa is the winner. Congratulations !!
The senior school students enjoyed being guides for the younger ones through this journey towards respect and tolerance.