Form 5 Religion & Philosophy students visited Cambridge Buddhist Centre and Ely Cathedral as part of their GCSE course.
The students learned about the daily life of a Buddhist, asked questions about Buddhist philosophy and took part in walking and seated meditations. They also participated in a ‘values’ activity, learning about the three Buddhist ‘jewels’ of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha.
In the afternoon, students toured Ely Cathedral and found out how churches have been used as places of teaching, community and worship in Britain for over a thousand years. They attended seminars on baptism and pilgrimage and had the opportunity to talk to Residentiary Canon Jessica Martin about her faith, ethical beliefs and role at the Cathedral.
“Experiencing places of worship first-hand and meeting believers is such an important part of students’ understanding of faith,” says Megan Fairley, Head of Religion and Philosophy. “They will remember this visit for a long time and what they have seen and heard here will help them to engage with the religious part of the course on a deeper level.”