Ambassadors of Faith and Belief

Book a visitor to enrich and enliven your RE lessons!

Teachers in primary schools across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets can book an Ambassador of Faith and Belief (AFaB) to visit classes and talk about aspects of religions and worldviews. All AFaBs are sixth form students from across the borough who have been trained to give presentations and hold Q&A sessions in primary classrooms. Presentations available range from Holy Places in Islam to Do you need G-d to be Good? This initiative is provided by Tower Hamlets, working in collaboration with RE Today.

Would your primary school like a to book a visit?

1) Choose the presentation that you would like to book from the list below
2) Email lorraine.williams@retoday.org.ukwith the following information:

- In the subject line please include the title of the topic you have chosen
-.Full name of the primary school teacher booking the AFaB
- Full address of school
- Contact telephone number
- The time and date that you would like to book the AFaB

3) RE Today will verify your request and put you in contact with the AFaB to arrange your visit.


Please note AFaBs may have limited availability during June and July due to exams


Presentations on Islam

Prophets and Angels

Ima

Outline:

In my presentation I will talk about various prophets and their stories. I also include information about a very important angel in Islam. The presentation looks at how some of the prophets and angels in Islam are the same ones found in Christianity

★ Who am I? (A brief description about myself)
★ What does Islam stand for?
★ What is a prophet?
★ Prophet Muhammad/ Angel Jibril (Gabriel)
★ Prophet Isa (Jesus)
★ Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham)
★ Quick quiz/ recap of everything presented

Availability:

Week 1:
Monday 11:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00

Week 2:
Monday 12:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:30


Right vs. Wrong

Sumayyah

Outline:

This presentation is mainly based on Islam; however, it does slightly touch on the other Abrahamic religions. It consists of:

What most Muslims believe is right and wrong, what happens when you are good and bad.
★ It touches on whether we need to believe in God in order to be good.
★ Within the presentation there are stories about the parable of the sheep and goats from Christianity as well as the prophet Yunus (Jonah) from Islam.
★ There are also activities for the students to take part in such as quizzes, a kinaesthetic activity and watching a fun film.

Availability:

Monday - 13.00 onwards
Tuesday - 11.00 onwards
Wednesday - 15.00 onwards
Thursday - 15.00 onwards
Friday - 13.00 onwards


Modern Muslims

Amanah

Outline:

My presentation’s focus is my experience within Islam and how I choose to follow it. It includes:

Day in my life
★ Day in my friend’s life. She is also Muslim, but practices in different ways to me. This gives pupils the chance to see that not all Muslims do things in the same way.
★ Fun facts about Islam
★ Pictures associated with me and my life
★ Importance of my religion to me
★ Ways I worship
★ Key Islamic terms with definitions
★ Brief summary

I have included comparisons to other religions with supporting examples and pictures.

I have also created a quiz and constantly ask questions to make my presentation fun and interactive.

Availability:

Week 1:
Thursday- 13:00 onwards
Friday- 13:00 onwards

Week 2:
Monday- 11:00 onwards
Tuesday- 11:00 onwards
Wednesday: 13:00 onwards


Worship

Aishah

Outline:

In my presentation about worship I talk mainly about Islam. I include how Muslims worship God and where they do this. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about how Sunni, Shia and Sufi Muslims worship, including similarities and differences.

My presentation also looks at a range of other faiths and beliefs including Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Atheism and Agnosticism. I talk about the Mosque and what Muslims do before entering and whilst they are there. Also, I show what people from other faiths do when they are in their place of worship. There may be some similarities compared to Islam, so I make sure I touch upon these, so the children understand there are links.

I talk about clothing, artefacts, call to prayer and pilgrimages for many faiths within my presentation. I also make sure there are lots of pictures, so the children clearly see and have a good understanding of what each place of worship looks like.

Availability:

Monday – 9.45-10.45
Thursday - 9.45-10.45
Friday - 9.45-10.45


Festivals

Sayma

Outline:

My presentation will be firstly a few slides about me and what my interests are to engage the students and encourage them to participate. Then I will move onto the topic about my own belief and what festivals I celebrate during the year with a specific focus on Eid.

Along with that, I will be including other festivals which are celebrated by people from different religions, for example Christmas and Holi, which shows how this world is very diverse and that people from many backgrounds celebrate festivals. Also, I will include what the meaning is behind each festival and why people celebrate it on a particular day. I will speak about the traditional foods people eat and bake during festivals.

I will also include a short story which is the story of Ibrahim (Abraham).

At the end of the presentation, I will also have a quiz to test the pupils which will allow them to join in and show what they have learnt a few new festivals. I will then have a group discussion in case the children have any questions I can answer.

Availability:

Monday: 9:30 - 10:30
Thursday: 9:30 - 10:30
Friday: 9:30 - 10:30


Women in Islam

Nasihah

Outline:

Some of the key points that my presentation includes are:

★ What Islam means to me
★ How women in Islam dress
★ My views on Equality
★ Laws for women in other countries
★ Stories on inspirational female figures in Islam and Judaism (Hagar and Anne Frank)
★ Mary in Islam and Christianity
★ My female role models
★ Inspirational women in Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Christianity
★ Question and answer session

Availability:

Monday – 14.00-15:30
Tuesday – 11:30 -15:30
Thursday: 14.00-15:30
Friday: 14.00-15:30


Diversity in Islam

Fahima

Outline:

My presentation includes the diversity in Islam but not only that, but it also includes diversity in other religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism. It teaches students that in different religions there are often groups who practice that same religion in different ways. I have added images to show the groups in different religions. The presentation also includes quotes from the Qur’an and Muslims of different backgrounds from around the world.

Availability:

Monday 9:00-10:40
Friday 11:00- 12:40


Islam and me

Arifa

Outline:

My presentation is about “Me and Islam”. My presentation covers aspects of how I practice my religion. This is interesting for pupils as I don’t always follow a set of traditional rules. It also looks at some of the stereotypes Muslim people have to face in today’s society (for example “All women must wear a hijab in order to become a proper Muslim”). The presentation also covers several topics including women, war and conflict in Islam.

Availability:

Week 1:
Tuesday - 13:30 onwards

Week 2:
Wednesday: 13:30 onwards


Presentations on multi-faith and belief:

Religion and the Environment

Sara

Outline:

★ Information about how different religions see the world and how we should behave in it.
★ Technical vocabulary for pupils to learn such as; stewardship, Khalifa and ahimsa,
★ Many different ideas about creation including creation stories from Christianity and Islam, alongside an Atheist perspective on creation.
★ Religious teachings from the holy texts of Hinduism and Islam.
★ Actions people could do generally to be a good guardian on earth such as recycling, using the car less, etc.

Availability:

Mondays: 8:40 – 10:40 & 15:00 – 16:00
Wednesdays: 11:00 – 16:00
Fridays: 8:40 – 13:00


God

Tasnim

Outline:

My presentation is about God. It is centralised around the religion Islam however it also includes information about several other religions such as Hinduism, Christianity and Shintoism which is a faith that is not often studied in primary school. My presentation also includes methods of worship which are practiced in Islam and stories such as Noah and the ark.

Availability:

Monday 9:30-10:30
Friday 9:30-10:30


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