St Paul’s Juniors / Academic

‘It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.’

Albert Einstein

Boys don’t leave their beliefs and views outside the classroom, they bring them inside. We encourage boys to think critically and to examine the world in which they live. We explore philosophical and ethical issues where value and reward are placed on a pupil’s thinking, not on the regurgitation of fact. We aim to reflect on personal beliefs, both spiritual and secular, and to encourage tolerance and understanding.

We celebrate the diverse world views found in our community whilst seeking to understand the importance of our School’s foundation. We examine different approaches to truth in the main world faiths and encourage boys to develop their listening skills, learning from others through discussion.

‘Let the wise listen and add to their learning.’

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The rich Theology and Philosophy experience is further enhanced through visits, guest speakers, the study of religious literature and current affairs, music and art and multi-media presentations. We hope the Theology and Philosophy course helps Junior Paulines make wise choices during their time at school, and outside in the wider community in their lives beyond the classroom.

Theology and Philosophy Staff Members

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    Sophie Walton

    • Head of Theology and Philosophy