People go on pilgrimage to places that they think are holy. Every year, thousands of people travel to Lourdes in France, a place sacred to Roman Catholics and the site of a grotto dedicated to the Virgin Mary who appeared to a young girl in a vision . A group of English schoolchildren on a pilgrimage to Lourdes explain their beliefs and talk about their faith. There then follows a debate about the nature of miracles and the place of science in religion.

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KS3 Curriculum Bites
First broadcast:
19 September 2007

Set up a debate about whether the pupils think miracles still happen. Pupils can research different places where people go on pilgrimage and plot these places on a map with descriptions of why they go.