“All Family life is a ‘shepherding’ in mercy. Each of us, by the love and care, leaves a mark on the life of others…seeking to bring out the best in them.”
(Amoris Laetitia, chapter 9, #322)
A Journey In Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden, RSM of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) , and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curriculum taught within the school.
At the heart of the resources 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 successful relationships, they must be at ease with themselves and deepen their self-knowledge.
Throughout A Journey In Love, an aspect of the mystery of love is focussed upon in each group. Children and young people 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 in the primary Years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on social & emotional, physical and spiritual development.
As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding. A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home.
Our RSE policy can be found under the policy section of the ‘Our Catholic Life’ tab.