More Schools in Great Britain are Abandoning ‘Christian’ Assemblies

Pupils at the West London Free School in Hammersmith, London (Phillip Ide Photography)
Pupils at the West London Free School in Hammersmith, London (Phillip Ide Photography)

A growing number of schools are ditching traditional Christian assemblies in favour of reflections on topics such as iPhones, Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found. 

Up to 270 primary and secondary schools have been allowed to opt out of the legal requirement to provide a daily act of ‘broadly Christian’ collective worship – up from about 230 five years ago.

Documents obtained from local authorities under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws show that one secondary school, Acton High School in Ealing, included the ‘birth of the iPhone’, to highlight ‘communications’.

Traditionalists attacked the trend for robbing children of their understanding of a vital element of Britain’s heritage.

Chris McGovern, of the Campaign for Real Education, said: ‘It is the birthright of children in this country to become familiar with its identity – including its religious identity – which is, broadly speaking, Christian.

‘Moving from the nativity of Christ to the nativity of the iPhone shows the extent to which assemblies have become degraded.’

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SOURCE: JONATHAN PETRE 
Daily Mail

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