Grow in Love for 1st & 2nd Classes
Grow in Love is a new ‘religious education’ series which is replacing Alive-O in Ireland’s Catholic primary schools over a four-year period. Grow in Love was introduced in September 2015 for the Junior and Senior Infant Classes. September 2016 has seen the introduction of Grow in Love for First and Second Classes, which are the years when pupils are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
This Review finds Grow in Love for First and Second Classes to be an improvement over Alive-O in some ways, equally unsatisfactory in key respects, while more problematic in other ways. Overall Grow in Love is found to be unacceptable for Catholic primary schools.