STUDENTS, school staff and members of various faiths joined together to celebrate the importance of Religious Education (RE).
People from across Hartlepool enjoyed an interactive session at Space To Learn, in King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool.
The event marked Celebrating RE month which took place throughout the country during March.
As well as showcasing learning in primary and secondary schools, guests had the opportunity to discuss innovative and inspiring ways of teaching RE.
They also took part in a number of quizzes linked in with religions from throughout the world.
Pupils from Manor College of Technology spoke at the event and highlighted why they enjoy RE and why they see it as a vital subject in school.
Jane Kashouris, chairman of the Hartlepool Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE), said: “RE has a crucial contribution to make in the education of Hartlepool’s young people.
“The evening has helped us to share and celebrate that contribution, to inspire and support each other and to build partnerships.
“I would like to thank everyone for all they do to help make RE relevant, challenging and of high educational value to all our young people, whatever their background.”