Resources for children and young people
Religion in schools guides
We’ve produced two guides for parents and for students on the role of religion in schools that you can download:
- Guide for young people on religion in Scottish schools
- Guide for parents and carers on religion in Scottish schools
Template letters for opting out of religious observance at school
We’ve created template letters that will help you if you’re looking to approach your school about opting out of religious observance.
You can change the letter however you like, but we think it’s a good starting point – whether you’re a young person, or the parent or carer of a young person.
If you have questions about the role of religion in your school please get in touch.
Secondary school resources
We developed this set of resources for Scottish secondary school pupils and they cover key components of the Scottish curriculum. They are relevant to parts of the National 4, National 5, and Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (RMPS) SQA qualification, and support learning for students studying RME at later Curriculum for Excellence levels.
Each booklet is relevant to a topic in the ‘morality and belief’ portion of the RMPS qualification, and gives students an understanding of a humanist approach to the key moral questions covered in each topic area. The booklets also contain suggested activities to aid learning.
- Humanism on Justice
- Humanism on Relationships
- Humanism on Medicine and the Human Body
- Humanism on Conflict
- Humanism on Environment and Global Issues
- Humanism on Philosophical questions
This short animation was developed and produced with support from Young Humanists Scotland and gives a two minute explanation of humanism, ideal for classroom use with young people.
Our YouTube channel has other resources that may be suitable for classroom or home study use.
Primary school resources
Our Daily Discovery wall chart science calendar contains a scientific fact for every day of the year.
We can also supply free copies of What is Humanism? How do you live without a God and other big questions for kids by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young to Scottish primary schools. Just get in touch.