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ajs261's Avatar Jump to comment 55 by ajs261

Having recently(ish) left school (2008), it's interesting to see the change in the"act of collective worship" over time. Our schools did have assemblys daily but most of them were completely secular. Usually the teacher would go up to the front and tell us a story about something which ended up having a bit of advice about "life" at the end. Very few of them kept up the pretence that there was a religious element at all.

I never really had a problem with the assembly I usually received because the person delivering did often have something insightful (to my mind at least) to say that didn't descend into "collective worship," whatever that's supposed to mean.

Perhaps they should change the name to one replacing the word "worship" with "reflection".

Although as an afterthought, having to sing hymns in primary school DID get on my nerves. A lot.

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:03:50 UTC | #867935