Letters extra: daily prayer

7th September 2001 at 01:00

It is vitally important that the daily act of worship is retained in schools. A daily prayer and scripture reading is the stimulus and guiding light many young people need. The daily class or whole school assembly gives purpose and meaning to children and youth. The peace and harmony that flow from these acts - if done properly and sincerely - are very tangible and are responsible for the good culture and ethos in many schools.

As a Christian, I consider it a privilege and a duty to participate in such events. All teachers and pupils should make the most of whole school occasions. They are often the only times when teachers can relax and listen to a colleague's imaginative address to pupils and teachers

Martin Flynn

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