SYFIG was a project generously supported by the Westhill Foundation and the National Association of SACREs during the school year 2014/15.
The project had the following objectives:
- To establish a group of children and young people (Sheffield Young Faith Investigators Group) representing the range of faiths on the Sheffield SACRE, drawn from local schools
- To set up a virtual presence for the group to use
- To enable the group to engage in dialogue around some of the enquiry questions from the new Sheffield Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
- To coordinate a learner-led conference in July 2015 which showcased and shared the learning achieved over the school year
- To coordinate a “Spirited Music” competition, whereby learners wrote lyrics and composed songs with the help of the Sheffield Music Hub, which were themed on a selection from the enquiry questions in the Agreed Syllabus as follows:
- Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?
- What are the challenges of being a Christian/ Muslim/ Atheist in Sheffield today?
- What makes some people inspiring to others?
- What will make Sheffield a more tolerant and respectful city?
Click below to hear one of the songs that emerged from the project.