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Fourth Quality Mark for Firs Farm

Published Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Firs Farm School has become the first school in Enfield to win a Quality Mark Award for its outstanding teaching of Religious Education.

The primary school in Raleigh Road, Palmers Green, achieved the award for their teaching, planning and projects from the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (NASACRE). 

It is the fourth award the school have got for teaching after winning awards for Physical Education, Science and Inclusion.
Teachers thoroughly planned lessons and work books for children. They also got the opportunity to visit patients at the North London Hospice, where they completed a five week project; making Mandalas (a Hindu and Buddhist representation of the universe) with them.

The children wrote what their aspirations and hopes were with help and guidance from the patients and they presented these to their parents and guardians at the end of the project.

Throughout the year, the children were taken on trips to different religious venues: St Aldhelms Edmonton, Palmers Green Mosque, Sulemaniye Mosque, Neasdon Hindu Temple, Jewish Synagogue Palmers Green & Southgate, Christchurch Cockfosters,  Nanak Darbar Gurdwara  Arnos Grove, the children also did a Nativity Trail at London Zoo, were visited by Christian Pathway group and Jewish parents. .  

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan said: “Our schools work really hard to give children a good and varied education and it is fantastic to see the dedication and hard work of teachers and pupils recognised by the NASACRE.

“Enfield is a rich and diverse borough where people from a wide range of cultures, races and backgrounds live and it is important to give our children an overview of many different religions so we can break down barriers between our communities and foster a spirit of understanding and harmony amongst all our residents.”

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