The BPE (Beliefs, Philosophy and Ethics) department has just purchased new Bibles including manga and graphic versions. The items, which include a full class set of NIV Bibles, were purchased with a grant from the Stapleford Centre.
Head of BPE Rachel Coombe said: ‘Whatever your religious views there are some very interesting stories with action, love, romance and adventure themes. We are going to put the manga and graphic ones in the library. I have given the manga bibles to the manga group so they can write a review as I am going to compile a report for the Stapleford Centre on how we have used the money.’
BPE teacher Rheanne Tubb said: ‘The traditional archaic language puts many students off reading these stories so the updated versions will allow them to study the foundation text in a more accessible way.’
The teachers will also be networking with RE/BPE teachers from other Trust Schools. Ms Coombe said: ‘We have invited all of the BPE and RE teachers from both primary and secondary schools to an inaugural meeting. The idea is to meet everybody, find out what they are teaching and what their specialisms and interests are and arrange future meetings around their needs. I will give them a few resources because it is always good to come away with something they can all use. Ideally we will meet three times a year to share ideas and expertise and we could even collaborate on future trips and events.’