My son aged 10 has written ( his first ever) blog about the purpose of RE. This came about because he asked me what I had been doing all day ( in my study) and I said I had been trying to work out what the purpose of our subject was! This is what he says:
‘RE should be in the school timetable because it will make you wiser when you are older. It will help you in your job. It will help develop the wise and clever part of your brain. It will help your knowledge, skills and concentration. It will help you get a better job because you will be wiser and know about different religions, and about human rights’.