Schools can invite a Bahá’í as a visiting speaker to conduct assemblies and assist with classes.
Where there is a child from a Bahá’í family attending a school, teachers and parents may be interested in a leaflet addressing some aspects of pastoral care. To download this leaflet, click here.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Trafford Bahá’í group over the last few years. The members have developed a range of assemblies, presentations and child-based clubs to showcase their vision for the world to include all faiths and none. The children have loved the values based educational input. As Trafford RE hub school and SACRE member, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to work in schools.”
Mrs Laura Roberts, Headteacher at Woodheys Primary School
Woodheys Primary School received the RE Quality Mark (REQM) Gold certificate
“As a school we recently held a World Faiths Week and invited three members of the Bahá’í Faith to come to school to run a series of assemblies and art workshops for our pupils. The sessions were very informative and were enjoyed by all pupils. The art sessions were inclusive throughout and provided a calm and peaceful environment for all pupils to engage with and learn about the Bahá’í Faith whilst making a series of wonderful collages. Feedback from staff and pupils has been incredibly positive and I would have no hesitation in recommending the group for similar school visits.”
Mike Hobbs, Head of Primary Department at Heart of the Forest Community Special School, Gloucestershire
“The children of Urmston Junior School enjoyed the whole school assembly which focused on the key principles of the Baha’i Faith. This was further reinforced during the Y3 – Y6 class workshops, which gave them a deeper understanding of the faith’s philosophy. Thank you so much. We look forward to your next visit sometime in the new school year.”
Mrs Opal Walsh, Urmston Junior School
“I thought your lessons went very well…. the structure of you talking to the children with questions and answers either side of the film was just right for a 35 minutes lesson. I thought the lessons were educational and engaging – thank you. I hope you can visit again some time.”
Martin Webb, Senior Master and Head of RE, Thorngrove School, Highclere, Berkshire
“Thank you for your great communication, for being organised and using great resources.
Midge was very friendly, she shared her knowledge about the Bahai faith, answering our many questions. Midge did some lovely activities with the children: making New Year cards, teaching the class a song and reading a story to the children which was easy to understand. Everyone liked learning the value that we are all equal but different and Midge taught us this by using flowers: having the same flower but in different colours. We all enjoyed her visit, becoming familiar with the Bahai faith gaining some knowledge and understanding around it.
We would welcome further visits!”
Melanie Fitzmaurice, Teacher, Blackmarston Special School, Hereford
“Religion is important to our peaceful school because we need to understand that every human being is unique in their beliefs but everyone has equal value.”
Year 6 pupils, Woodheys Primary School, Sale
“RE in school empowers the local community through a comprehensive programme of wider opportunities including faith in nature, a peace garden and a good range of visits and visitors. This programme of visitors to the school is well developed, including members of the Bahá’í, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Christian faiths.”
REQM Gold Report, 2016