Year 9 students have been looking at extremism in their Religious Education lessons over the past few weeks.

Students have reflected on recent events and have discussed the differences between Islam and ISIS. They have explored why people join these groups and how true Islamic teachings do not reflect the actions of ISIS.

We have considered the following quote; “Whoever kills a human being it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved he life of all of mankind.” Qur’an 5:32.

Students have also investigated how the media paints Muslims in a negative light. Students are now aware of the nature of the true, peaceful Islam and how the minority group of ISIS do not represent the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.

Jason Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are acutely aware of our duty to prevent any form of extremism in our school and with students affected by the Ariana Grande attacks the issue has come close to home. This work reflects all of our work on key issues including British Values, mutual respect and multi-cultural awareness. We seek to foster an awareness of the context of extremism – in all its forms – but also empathise that there is far more that binds us than divides us.”