Barnabas RE Days
Each year our Barnabas in Schools team work with some 29,000 primary-aged children, helping them to explore Christianity creatively and confidently.
Exploring Bible stories and Christian festivals
A Barnabas RE Day is a full day's visit to a primary school by one of our professional team, using drama, storytelling and roleplay to unpack ideas within Bible stories and explore Christian festivals.
In 2017-18 we led over 140 Barnabas RE Days, working with 29,000 children.
Developing new themes
We offer a range of Barnabas RE Day themes for schools to choose from, including seasonal themes such as Lent and Easter and more topical themes such as What Price Peace?, which helps children to explore some of the key events, experiences and personal responses to World War I.
Our team work to prepare a new theme each year. A new theme normally includes a Barnabas RE Day, INSET package and other resources, so that schools can carry on the learning from the Barnabas RE Day afterwards.
What is the impact of having a Barnabas RE Day for an individual school?
A Barnabas RE Day raises the profile of RE in the schools that we visit. Many teachers lack confidence in teaching RE and a Barnabas RE Day illustrates for teachers some different approaches they can use in future RE lessons. Teachers and pupils enjoy the opportunity to think more deeply about religious issues and questions.