What is
Challenger Education?

Challenger Education is a free resource to Scottish Schools that helps teach the subject of Christianity within the framework of the Curriculum of Excellence (CfE).

Our aim is to educate school pupils about Christianity in an informative, entertaining and memorable way.

We explain something of what Christians believe, with a particular emphasis on Scottish Christians in history that have had a significant influence within a community or nation.

 

 

 

 

The Programme

This educational programme is provided as a free resource to all schools, exploring the Christian faith as part of the RME curriculum.

A variety of presentations are available, each designed to achieve a number of the ‘Experiences and Outcomes’ specified within the CfE. Obviously, dealing with all levels of education from Primary 1 to Higher RMPS, an appropriate level of content and subject matter has to be selected for each class, with our presenters pitching the programme at the age-appropriate level.

Nursery: (30 – 40 mins)
Singing, Bible story, fun game, and puppet show

Primary 1-3: (45 – 60 mins)
Singing, explaining what Christians believe the Bible is or who Jesus is, a story from the Bible, an interactive multimedia team game and puppet show

Primary 4-7: (45 – 60 mins)
Singing, explaining what Christians believe the Bible is or who Jesus is, a presentation about a Scottish Christian who has significantly influenced society for good and interactive multimedia team game

Secondary: (40 – 50 mins)
Information about the Bible & who Jesus is, multimedia presentation summarising what Christians believe, one of our presentations about a Scottish Christian who has had a significant positive influence in society

Background

When the Scottish Government developed and introduced the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) for Religious and Moral Education (RME), it became apparent that many of the resources available through Challenger Bus work could be utilised by schools in fulfilling their obligations under the RME curriculum.

Over recent years we have designed a series of presentations and programmes specifically to meet the requirements of that curriculum; and to offer our services as a free resource to schools in assisting them to fulfil their obligations under the curriculum in relation to teaching pupils about Christianity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenger Education & CfE

There are a significant number of elements within the Curriculum for Excellence that the Challenger Education programme seeks to achieve. For example:

“Through their learning in religious and moral education all children and young people will develop an understanding of Christianity, which has shaped the history and traditions of Scotland and continues to exert an influence on national life.”

Curriculum for Excellence: Religious & Moral Education – Principles and Practice, pg 2

“The experiences and outcomes draw on the rich and diverse context of Scotland’s cultural heritage through the use of Scottish stories, images, music and poems.”

Curriculum for Excellence: Religious & Moral Education – Principles and Practice, pg 5