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£55,000 project to make churches ‘places of learning and discovery’ for schools

PUBLISHED: 08:42 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 17 July 2018

Aylsham Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Aylsham Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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A new platform has been launched to better connect churches with schools, turning them into “places of learning and discovery”.

The Diocese of Norwich has started Inspired Classrooms, a website offering cross-curricular lesson plans, challenges and resources.

The project, which was designed by teachers with help from pupils, began in Norfolk and was trialled by the Aylsham cluster of schools, but can be used by any school and church.

It hopes to overturn the belief that only religious studies can be taught in churches, with lesson plans and resources for subjects including English, science and humanities.

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, described the toolkit as “revolutionary”, and said it could make churches “places of learning and discovery”.

Inspired Classrooms, which was funded by the Diocese and a £55,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a partnership between the Diocese of Norwich, Aylsham and District Team Ministry and the Aylsham Cluster Trust of Schools.


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