The Theology, Philosophy & Religion Department
Preparing boys to take a full part in the multi-cultural and richly diverse world of the 21st Century is one of our vital roles at Tower House. An understanding of and respect for the world’s great religions underpins our work in Religious Studies. Younger boys find out about festivals across differing religions as well as their major practices and beliefs. As they move through the years, the boys’ knowledge of World Religions widens and their understanding of the origins, customs and festivals deepens. A major strand to our work is relating the religious issues to how we live our lives today. For example, Ramadan highlights the idea of self-sacrifice in the service of something greater and Yom Kippur teaches about taking responsibility for our actions and behaviour.
In Year 7, the boys begin their philosophical enquiries. This is based on the work of Plato (and his famous cave!) as well as modern philosophers such as David Hume, John Stuart Mill and Martin Luther King. Exploring and discussing contentious contemporary issues underpins the skills of understanding differing points of view as well as providing a safe space in which the boys can understand and clarify their own values and beliefs.
"Preparing boys to take a full part in the multi-cultural and richly diverse world of the 21st Century is one of our vital roles at Tower House"