The system whereby you can opt your child out of religious worship is deeply flawed and leaves those children feeling odd. Parents feeling obliged to consent in order to prevent this happening then find that their own beliefs are compromised. Collective worship of this type is unnecessary and pointless in a modern, mainly secular society.
It forces young people to pray or worship in other ways, regardless of their own beliefs
It does not respect children's and young people's rights to freedom of religious belief
It does not recognise the plurality of beliefs in the UK
The system whereby you can opt your child our of religious worship in deeply flawed, leaving those children feeling odd
Under 16s can't opt themselves out without their parents permission
Inclusive assemblies are a better alternative and contribute more to well being and development