Saturday 25 November 2017

Comment: Pupils' first-hand accounts highlight the problems

The shocking finding has emerged after Department of Education-backed study among third class pupils in 22 primary schools, during the 2013/14 academic year.
The shocking finding has emerged after Department of Education-backed study among third class pupils in 22 primary schools, during the 2013/14 academic year.
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Out of the mouths of babes came some very telling comments from pupils forced to sit through religion classes in primary school against their parents' wishes.

The Forum on Patronage and Pluralism – set up to examine the issue of diversity, or lack of it, in primary education – spoke to children to get a first-hand account of their schooling experiences.

One child said: "While people do religion, the children that don't, have to do some other work and they feel left out."

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