Resources designed to help pupils learn about humanism have been launched following a High Court ruling last year that non-religious views must be included in religious education.

Created by the British Humanist Association (BHA), the Understanding Humanism website includes lesson plans, presentations, classroom activities, videos and humanist perspectives.

From September, schools will be required to include non-religious views, such as humanism, in RE after a High Court ruling said the state must “accord equal respect to different religious convictions, and to non-religious beliefs”.

Luke Donnellan, head of education at the BHA, says: “We are aware that many teachers feel under-resourced when it comes to humanism. These new resources have been designed with teachers in mind, so that more young people than ever can explore how non-religious people find meaning and happiness in their lives.”

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