RE lessons are a safe place to explore our own beliefs and those of others in an environment of mutual respect. They are an opportunity to be open and honest about our thoughts and feelings to the bigger questions in life. We learn to listen to others and grow in empathy, maturity and responsibility. Together we explore the historical development of the major world faiths and how believers’ put their faith into practice in their daily lives. There is an appreciation of the spiritual and moral aspect of our lives and the impact we can have, for good or bad, on those around us and the environment we live in. We also understand how those of no faith approach ethical issues, such as euthanasia.