Dear sir

I think that you should scrap the law that says that all schools must hold an act of (broadly Christian) collective worship every day because:

•    It forces young people to pray or worship in other ways, regardless of their personal beliefs
•    It does not respect children’s and young people’s rights to freedom of religion or belief
•    It does not recognise the plurality of beliefs in the UK
•    The system whereby you can opt your child out of religious worship is deeply flawed in theory and practice
•    Under 16s can’t opt-themselves out without their parents’ permission


Tony Ireland

Why is this idea important?

•    Inclusive assemblies are a better alternative and contribute more to well being and development.

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