Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 17°C

Five-day forecast

Faith: Upton Park school wins religion-inspired art competition

A faith tapestry made by pupils at Elmhurst Primary School A faith tapestry made by pupils at Elmhurst Primary School

Monday, June 30, 2014
6:59 PM

The winners of a religion-themed art competition were announced at an awards ceremony at Elmhurst Primary School in Upton Park attended by pupils, teachers and faith leaders.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

More than 80 schools are taking part in the annual Religion Matters competition, with entries ranging from collage, painting and sculpture to music and poetry.

Judges chose the best of the work, which was inspired by the students’ school visits to places of worship in Newham.

Guest speaker Father Ken Davies, of All saints Church in Forest Gate, said: “Learning about people who are different from you is challenging in life, but it is so important because it helps to build the foundations for human beings to live peacefully alongside one another.”

Standing in front of a faith tapestry created by Year 5 students, he said: “The tapestry behind me is full of different threads, colours, symbols, but it looks great even though every part of it is different.

“I think the children of Newham are very fortunate to be able to go to all these different places and learn about others, and I hope as they do this they will be creating their own tapestry of faith full of understanding, love and tolerance.”

Zainab Malik, one of the winners, from Sandringham Primary School, said: “It feels great to be a prize winner. I won the best work for Years 3 and four.”

Elmhurst Primary itself won for the best school overall for its religious education.

The competition was run by Religion Matters, a group which gives Newham schools advice on how to teach religion, and helps organise school visits to local places of worship.

For more information visit rematters.co.uk.

Read more:

Faith: New Olympic Park vicar to bring ‘Jesus’s love’ to Stratford

Share this article

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.


We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?


Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

   Local advertisers

More news

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all