There has been a group of students meeting to talk about their Christian faith since the 1960's at Deben High School. This continues in the form of Theology Club, an informal group that meets every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm in the Student Wellbeing Centre. Theology Club is open to all year groups, and open to all students regardless of religious background or beliefs.

What happens?

A typical Theology Club includes a social time, followed by some thoughtful input or inspiration, which leads onto a discussion.

We use some fantastic resources from 'Christian Aid Collective', which include poetry, artwork, articles and interviews. You can find out more about this initiative here. We occasionally have special guests join us to tell us about their life story, and when and how the have experienced God. We also use videos to provoke discussion and debate- we’d love to hear your views!

Want to join in?

Come along and join in every Tuesday, or see Mr Hunt for more details. On your second Theology Club, you will receive a Theology Club badge, and a custom notebook too. You will also be invited to our online classroom page.

We can't wait to see you!

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Tom’s Story

Throughout my younger years at school, I only ever had one or two friends at a time, and this greatly impacted how much I enjoyed going to school and my learning; I was always awkward, and blended into the background.

I joined Theology Club when I was still in Key Stage 3, and it was there that I discovered that I have a passion for learning about religious belief and studying religious scriptures - and finally had something to look forward to week to week.

In Theology Club, we specifically look at Christianity and The Bible. We explore and debate topics from how language is used in The Bible, to obscure people in Jesus’ life, and how plausible the Easter story is according to modern science. Discovering my passion for Religious Studies and Theology has greatly impacted my life path, including what I’m doing at school and my future career prospects.

For example, for my EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), I chose to investigate the question ‘Should Religious Education be taught in British schools?’ as through debates in Theology Club and my own Religious Education in Key Stage 3, I have encountered a wide variety of different opinions on the matter and wanted to explore them in more detail.

I did this through the medium of questionnaires, and also interviewing people such as the school chaplain and a local vicar. Doing my EPQ on this subject really reinforced the fact that in the future I would like to be a teacher of RE, and study Religious Studies at university.

Learning to respect and accommodate for others religious beliefs has resulted in me being passionate about teaching others the same values, to help contribute to the creation of a more accepting and peaceful society.