Posted on November 07, 2007 by Amy Tolmie
In November 2006, dare2engage, a network of Christians working in 16+ education, piloted an RE day conference for a group of 120 sixth formers from Luton based on the Norman Stone film 'Man Dancin'.
The idea for the conference came from our interest in developing new and innovative approaches to 6th form day conferences, both in form and content. We were especially keen to see how film might be used to explore key topics in RE.
'Man Dancin' is a full length feature film released in British cinemas in 2005. Through it's story it explores themes of prejudice, redemption and the role of the church. It also is a form of 'passion play', having some resonance to the Christian Easter story in it's characters and plot.
The conference itself was a huge success, with very positive feedback from students and, as a result, we have decided to make the outline of the day and the material developed available more widely.
You can download a summary and outline of the day's programme, including material to use if you run your own RE day.
Watch the trailer for Man Dancin here.