A Journey in Love
‘Love is an art to be learned.
It is a giving experience, a selfless act.
Every experience of love gives us yet another glimpse of the meaning of love in God himself.
Human love is the instrument we can use to explore the mystery of love which God is’
Cardinal Basil Hume
A Journey In Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curricula taught within St Elizabeth's.
As children progress through school, they discover more and more about themselves and the wider world. The thirst for learning new things is important at St Elizabeth's where we create a safe and stimulating environment for learning and supporting all children in their development.
It is our belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God and, consequently, gender and sexuality are God's gift, reflecting His beauty and sharing in divine creativity. In order that children may grow and flourish healthily and holistically towards an understanding of their gender and its implications for successful relationships, they must be at ease with themselves and deepen their self-knowledge.
An aspect of the mystery of love is treated in each year group; children at St Elizabeth's are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God's creative love. This is reflected in each stage of a person's growth through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections that focus on social, emotional, physical and spiritual development.
Please see below for Parent Information about 'Journey in Love.'
Here is how our RSE Curriculum works well with other subjects that we teach at St Elizabeth's.
Please see below for DfE guidance on SRE in primary schools.