Concentrate on other faiths

RALPH Files mentioned my name in 'Letters' November 9, regarding the council's proposal to withdraw free school transport for Christian schoolchildren. I reply to his comments. Most secondary schools today provide little or no Christian teaching. Religiou

RALPH Files mentioned my name in 'Letters' November 9, regarding the council's proposal to withdraw free school transport for Christian schoolchildren. I reply to his comments.Most secondary schools today provide little or no Christian teaching. Religious education lessons now seem to concentrate on other faiths, pushing Christianity way down the list. Gone are the school morning assemblies with the hymn, prayer and headteachers' influence. Gone is the co-operation between parent, school and local church to give our children a sound base on which to build their character, and their lives! What a shame! In its place, their values are taken more and more from a TV media that sets only 'gutter' standards. There is only one faith secondary school in North Somerset - St Bede's - over 20 miles away. Public transport to it would be very costly, and a lot of families would not be able to afford it. Rosemary Mapson, Corpus Christie school governor, and I are calling a meeting on November 29 at 7pm in the Old Council Chamber to give further information.JOHN CARTER - Addicott Road, Weston


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