Y6 SMSC (Summer 1)

SOLE: Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in /charity and generosity?

Recap the purpose of charity/ what is the benefit of charity?
Who can give charity?

Identify examples of exceptional religious architecture around the world.
(How much does this cost? Why is this important for communities?)

Over $900million dollars was pledged towards the repair of Notre Dam when it burnt down last July. Understandably, hundreds of years worth of history was abolished and it was a place of worship, but do you think that it is right for millionaires to donate so much money to repair one building? Explain your view….



  1. Recap the purpose of charity/ what is the benefit of charity?
    Who can give charity?
    The purpose is it gives money, food or other stuff to people who struggle in life. The benefit is you feel good for giving other people stuff which they don’t have, and one day someone could give you something when you are struggling in life.
    Anyone can give to charity.

  2. I believe that giving charity is beneficial, but if we had no architecture religious place like : mosques, cathedrals and many more. We wouldn’t have any place to pray . Charity is like giving precious items or even just a smile. For example, if mosques or cathedrals were being burnt people would give the money to repair it! ( if you can afford it )

  3. I believe that it is right for millionaires to donate so much money as they are much more fortunate than others but I don’t believe it is right if they give a too much that they won’t be able to buy enough food.

  4. The benefit of charity is to help other people who are in poverty, homeless or are struggling with daily life activities for example a shower and home and other activities. Anyone can give charity in any way whether that’s food, clothes or money. Religious building can cost millions of pounds . Religious architecture is important for communities to follow their religion.

  5. I mean like I if they that much of a religious person they yea they will of is the are a bit greedy the will probably give like £5 million or if they are proper greedy they will give none because after all it is there money and the can do whatever they want with it

  6. Me and Iqra both think that they are both acceptable because of if something so precious and beloved by God like a mosques and cathedrals are so beloved by everyone that they would give as much as they would want as it is so precious to them.
    But giving to charity is equally as important. There is about 2,077 people who are homeless in Coventry. And there is about 320,000 homeless people in Britain who are poor. Also houses in Coventry are an average of £231,635 and there are people who have a lot more money then that so if some millionaires/billionaires could pay for a house for them it would be better!

  7. The benefit of charity us to give money to those who are homeless and it can also repair religious homes such as churches and mosques. Examples lead to as a famous cathedral Notre Dame in Paris got burnt down on the 15th April 2019. It took €1 billion to repair the whole cathedral because of one cigarette. It took more than €3.5 bn to renovate.

  8. (Archi)
    I believe that it is more important to Donte to charity as it has more benefits like feeding the homeless and can provide many homes to people.Donating millions to art and architecture is a bit to much for one building when that money can go to people in need or suffering.

  9. Charity is like giving to the homeless and donating money to charity Also helping abuse children and shelters to make people not feel homeless anymore And also help orphanages and adopt a child to make my life better that is what charity is

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