How many humorous moments has Henry lost because of his disregard for RE? I remember the glorious time when my special school pupils designed a funeral service for a dead rabbit that we found outside the RE room, and when we visited a Buddhist vihara (monastery) and one pupil's question to the resident monk was: "Why is your toilet so small?"
RE is not a burden. In the right hands, it can be both uplifting and loads of fun.
Anne Krisman, Head of RE, Little Heath Foundation School, Redbridge, London.