A belief is something we take to be true and meaningful, even when we cannot prove it beyond reasonable doubt.
A person might believe in the existence of God, that their favourite football team will win the Premiership, that there is life after death, that it is right to treat others the way you would wish to be treated.
Beliefs help to shape the way in which a person understands and engages with the world around them. We can be more or less consciously aware of the beliefs that underpin our worldview; reflecting on and critically analysing beliefs is an important task, but it can be very challenging – even traumatic – if something occurs that compels us to radically reshape our beliefs.
Beliefs can be things that connect people, and they can be things that divide people. REConnecting Lincolnshire is working with teachers, children and young people to explore beliefs and their impact on the ways in which people engage with the world around them and with each other.
REConnecting Lincolnshire is working with teachers, children and young people and families to enable young people to explore issues related to their own beliefs and the beliefs of others.
Activity title: Beliefs
Using the audio clips, pupils will reflect on the different beliefs of the characters and their own beliefs.
This activity works better in groups or a school setting.