Year 6 Eagles discussed unity and harmony.
They discussed their ideas of what it meant, talking about working together, ensuring there is no war, hatred or fights.
We looked at the story of Noah and how in Christianity, the story is told as God asking Noah to unite the people and follow his commandments. As the people didn’t, God sent rain for 40 days and 40 nights resulting in only Noah and his family being saved from the flood.
Year 6 then discussed Jainism, the oldest Indian language, older than Hinduism. It taught unity and harmony and as with all other religions- it taught forgiveness. A huge emphasis is put on forgiveness and the class discussed why.
“It makes you feel better.”
“To forgive means you keep your friends.”
In Jainism they used forgiveness circles and the class used this concept to research some forgiveness quotes. It turned out that the children were inspired to write their own!
Have a look and see what you think…