Last Friday, during our Religious Education lesson, students in Year 7 turned the Edmund Rice Centre into a truly open learning area where they displayed their assignments on Sacred Catholic Places, peer assessed the work of others and visited the different corners of the learning centre as it was set up like an exhibition gallery.
On display there was a wide variety of Sacred Places. On the Holy Land students showed presentations on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa, the Dome of the Rock, the Chapel of the Ascension and The Mount of Beatitudes. Rome was a popular destination. Some students looked into the sacredness of the city as a whole, while others focused on particular areas, such as The Christian Catacombs or St Peter’s Basilica. We could also see other sacred Catholic Places from Italy, like the Holy House of Loreto and the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. Fatima in Portugal and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris were other examples.
Students worked cooperatively not only researching information and assembling their presentations, but also peer assessing other classmates so as to help them enhance their work.
Putting learning first is always an exciting experience at Xavier!