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Interfaith Explorers has featured in the latest edition of Primary Teacher Update highlighting the positive impact that the resource is having on schools, their pupils and their Ofsted reports!

Seeing stars in all faiths

A rural school is using a free online resource to teach children about respecting and understanding other religions and cultures, and uncovering links with maths. Maya, a pupil at Thurlow CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School, a village school four miles from Haverhill in Suffolk, told me: ‘When you grow up you will meet lots of people who are different to you. People in my class are different to me…it’s not hard to like them.’

There are just 92 pupils on Thurlow’s roll, aged four to 11. It is sometimes a challenge for small rural schools to give children an insight into a wide range of cultures and beliefs but Ofsted praised the school for its commitment to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. (Primary Teacher Update, November 2013)

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