An opening prayer...
The Lord said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, for the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name so famous that it will be used as a blessing.
‘I will bless those who bless you: I will curse those who slight you. All the tribes of the earth shall bless themselves by you.’
Introductory VideoClick here to see
Don Maclean introduce All that I am
The programme - All that I am
The origin of this project was born from the experience of practitioners teaching primary and secondary pupils. The need to provide a curriculum in sex and relationship education that is authentic to the Church's teaching and acknowledges pupils' stage of physical and sexual development. Throughout the writing of the script and teacher-support meterials the Department consulted with primary and secondary aged pupils.
The programme is split into 5 distinct sessions - All that I am, Key Stage 2 for Year 5 and 6 teachers, Where I am, Key Stage 3 for Year 7, 8 and 9 teachers, How I am, Key Stage 4 for Year 10 and 11 teachers, and finally Who I am, Key Stage 5 for Year 12 and 13 teachers. For more information on a specific session, click on a link below.
The programme is founded on:
- The belief that every human life has an intrinsic and absolute value through being created by God and in the image of God.
- This value derives from the simple fact of existing and is not dependent on an individual’s age, abilities, social acceptability or any other characteristic.
- Self-respect and respect for each other must underlie all human relationships.
The learning process of the All that I am programme is a mixture of teaching methods and technique including:
- Biblical and theological reflections
- Teacher reference points to the Church’s teaching
- Posed question
- Video extracts
- Suggested activities
- Accurate scientific knowledge
- Use of literature to explore emotions and issues
- Key vocabulary
- Use of different spoken and written genres
The sessions can be used independently, or adapted to fit existing patterns and good practice in schools. They may form part of a citizenship programme or be delivered through the school's provision for personal, social and health education (PSHE). It is the integration and the drawing together of the three elements - moral and spiritual development, factual scientific material and personal development - that underpins the whole programme.