RE TEACIII_RS have been presented with a new resource by the Teachers' Enterprise in Religious Education (TERE), entitled "TERE-interactive",writes Ged Clapson.
The CD-Rom and accompanying written material were officially launched at a reception in north London, following a Thanksgiving Mass at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Islington. The event marked the completion of The Way, The Truth and The Life series of books, which have been produced by TERE and published by the Catholic Truth Society over the past six years.
The enterprise started in 1999, since when seven teachers' books, seven pupils' books, two audio CDs. a video and the TERE website have all been provided to ensure quality RE resources are available in Britain in support of the RE Curriculum.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols, chairman of the bishops' Department for Formation and Education, writing on the TERE web site, said he hoped it would be "a point of dynamic exchange of ideas, proposals, feedback and solutions".
He added: "RE in our schools has always been very challenging. There has been no 'golden age', (at least not in my lifetime!). There are plenty of challenges today; but there is also much good work being done."