Best Practice

Young Ambassadors for RE

Languages and humanities
The Religious Education Council’s Young Ambassadors scheme has been piloted in 10 schools and sees students promoting the vital role that the subject has to play in the 21st century. Lynsey Wilkinson explains her school’s experience.

If this time last year someone had told me my students would be called to present to MPs at Westminster I would not have believed them. 

It is not that I didn’t have faith in them (quite the opposite), but even for the most ambitious teacher something like this would have seemed a little too adventurous. How wrong I would have been.

As a young, inexperienced teacher I always valued the hour a week I got to spend with my year 8 class. I can still picture the scene now: we would spend 50 minutes on the set scheme of work before I’d hear the weekly cries of: “Miss, can we do some year 12 work?”

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