The principal aim of RE is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief; reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living. RE teaches children how to be open-minded and accepting of other people’ faiths and backgrounds. It teaches ethical values and helps to challenge misconceptions, prejudice and ignorance, which can divide society. By teaching children about diversity, we are preparing them to enter a multicultural society. We are also helping to develop their moral and spiritual understanding.