From the BBC News website:
Many state schools in England are not providing group worship, despite legislation making it a requirement, a survey suggests.
The Comres survey for BBC local radio found 64% of the 500 parents questioned said their child did not attend daily acts of collective worship.
But 60% of the 1,743 adults asked said the legislation should not be enforced.
Some schools were opting to teach pupils about community rather than religion, said educationalists.
The Department for Education states that all maintained schools in England must provide a daily act of collective worship which must reflect the traditions of this country, which it says are, in the main, broadly Christian.
So it seems that schools are in the firing line again, but not due to failing maths, or English. Its due to some of them not providing a daily act of worship.
Now. I’m not what to think of this. While on one hand I do like the idea of schools and particulary “Christian” schools being open to a Christian message, I’m also very aware of how dull and boring some assemblies were – that I remember sleeping in. Some I simply avoided altogether… Deciding just to hide around the school.
With that in mind, I did once go to “The Eucharist” to avoid having to go to an assembly…
Where do you stand on this?
Should schools do more to have a daily time of worship?
Should Christians be more worried about the worship time being relevant?
Should we simply not care?