Learning through religious and moral education enables the children to:

  • recognise religion as an important expression of human experience
  • learn about and from the beliefs, values, practices and traditions of Christianity and the world religions selected for study, and other traditions and viewpoints independent of religious belief
  • explore and develop knowledge and understanding of religions, recognising the place of Christianity in the Scottish context
  • investigate and understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
  • recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
  • develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from their own
  • explore and establish values such as wisdom, justice, compassion, and integrity and engage in the development of and reflection upon their own moral values
  • develop their beliefs, attitudes, values and practices through reflection, discovery and critical evaluation
  • develop their skills of reflection, discernment, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
  • make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action
  • establish a firm foundation for lifelong learning, further learning and adult life.