Nativity Plays: Religion in Today's Multicultural Society

Press/Media: Research


Dr Céline Benoit, a senior teaching fellow in sociology and policy at Aston University, says school nativity plays have a secure future – because children love them, and they are more of a cultural than a religious performance. But her research indicates that schoolchildren need more of a say on the future of religious education.

Period1 Dec 2021

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  • nativity plays
  • religious education
  • assemblies
  • primary school
  • pupil voice
  • collective worship
  • Christianity