Shortly after the start of the 2015-16 school year the LJRC was invited in to Allerton High School to ‘pitch’ to the 170 new Year 12 pupils who were signing up for extra-curricular enrichment schemes.
This was the launch of the Faith in the Future initiative, in which a multi-faith group of 6th form participants would write and deliver an inspiring presentation to local primary schools about different faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. The scheme was designed to develop understanding of the common underpinnings of faith, both for those creating the presentation and for those receiving it.
Participating students would get the opportunity to broaden their skills: learn how to research, create a focused presentation and how to tailor it to a younger audience. The group would need to work as a team and hone their presentation skills – all considerable assets in a workplace.