Bahá’ís all over the world are commemorating 200 years since the birth of the faith’s founder, Bahá’u’lláh, in 1817.

The celebration itself takes place on 21-22 October 2017. Schools across the UK have the opportunity to invite visitors from their local Bahá’í community to present assemblies and classroom sessions about Bahá’u’lláh, his life and teachings. We also hope that teachers and pupils will feel inspired to research the background to this exciting event, and carry out extension activities, both before and after this date.

If you are already in contact with local Bahá’ís, they will be delighted to come into your school.  Or you can fill in your school’s details on the School Visitors page and we will put you in touch.

Resources available so far include:

  • an assembly on the core concept of ‘unity’ for KS1 and KS2 (Powerpoint)
  • a lesson based around the life of Bahá’u’lláh for KS2 and KS3 (Powerpoint)
  • a 17-minute film, Bahá’u’lláh – the Divine Physician (YouTube) designed to inform and inspire young people and encourage them to examine their own lives and capacities for service to humanity.  The film is suitable for everyone from age 9, and is particularly relevant to KS3 (age 11-14).  Download a flyer for the film here; and you can also request the flyer in paper form by using the contact form on this site
  • notes for teachers (PDF) to support the use of the film in a classroom setting

We will update this page as new materials come online, so please check regularly.

If you are a Bahá’í and invited to give a classroom session on the Bahá’í Faith in the context of the Bicentenary, you may like to run one of the Powerpoint presentations or show the film Bahá’u’lláh – the Divine Physician.  You will find advice and ideas for activities to accompany the presentations and the film on the RE Resources page of the UK Bahá’í Downloads website (login required).

Please let Bahá’í RE know how you get on!