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Continuing with our learning about Christianity I would like you to spend the last 2 lessons learning about Quakers.

 

Quakers or the 'Society of Friends' is a branch of Christianity outside the Church of England that  was founded by George Fox in the 1650's. It was illegal to believe in anything other than the Church of England at that time and people were expected to go to church.

 

Main Beliefs

 

  • Ministers are not needed as people can talk directly to God.
  • Listen well to the voice inside your head and God will tell you what to do.

 

Worship

 

Quaker worship services are called "meetings for worship". They start with everybody sitting quietly. This is because they are trying to listen to God. Sometimes, a Quaker will feel that God wants him or her to say something. When this happens, the person stands up and tells everyone. Then they all sit quietly again. At some meetings, a many people will speak. At other meetings, nobody speaks. Quakers feel that a meeting for worship helps them to understand what God wants. Usually, worship lasts about an hour.

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Follow the link below to a kiddle page about Quakers to find out more

Task for Week 1

 

  1. Find out why the Religious Society of Friends became known as Quakers.
  2. Find out the names of some famous Quakers.

 

In your learning book, write down the answers to the 2 questions.

 

Remember to write the date and the learning objective.

 

To learn about the Quakers

 

Week 2 

 

Hopefully you will have learned that John Cadbury (the founder of Cadbury's chocolate factories) was a Quaker.

When his sons (George and  Richard) took over the business in 1861, it was doing so well that they needed to build another factory.

 

They moved onto a site outside the city as they believed it would be a better, cleaner and healthier environment for their workers. This place was well served by rail and waterway (canal) so it was easy to transport ingredients to the factory and products out. It was a place called Bournebrook Hall.

 

They planned and built a community, which they called Bournville, for their workers and their families, with everything they believed would make them healthy and happy, they paid fair wages too.

 

More information is available here:

Task for Week 2

 

This week I think it would be really cool to design your own village just like George and Richard Cadbury did in  the 1860's.

 

If you followed the link to the Kiddle page you will have found out all the leisure facilities that were made available in and around the village of Bournville. Over 150 years later, our lives are very different from those of the workers of the Cadbury factory but we still like to have leisure time. 

 

So design your own 'Scotterville' or 'yournameville' with all the facilities you would like it to have. You could draw a picture and label it, or do it like a map, where you are looking at it from the sky.

 

Either way, please label all of the houses, shops and leisure facilities you would have there.

 

Remember the date and learning objective:

 

To design my own village like George and Richard Cadbury's Bournville.

 

 

Have fun with this!

 

 


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