Religious Education at Oakfield submerges learners into a variety of cultures and gives all learners the opportunity to explore the beliefs and values of others. Learners at Oakfield gain the necessary skills and understanding by learning about religion as well as learning from religion.

Learners experience a range of practical, engaging and creative activities as part of their RE lessons, themed days and weeks. Activities include the handling of religious objects, wearing traditional or ceremonial clothing, and taking part in religious practices such as Holy Communion, Wudu and Meditation. Throughout the year, learners engage with visits from a range of speakers including from Wigan Mosque, Christ Church Pennington and The Hindu Education Service. Activities such as Islamic prayer, Hindu festivals and a range of religious stories are practical and interactive; bringing learning to life.

At Oakfield we believe that Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing our learner’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of our society. RE plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It helps our learners to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. RE also contributes to young people’s personal development and well-being and to community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance of others in a diverse society.