Parents Halt School Mosque Trip

November 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

Parents have forced a school trip to a mosque to be abandoned because they did not want their children exposed to a religion that was not their own.

A class of 10-year-olds at Atwood Primary, Croydon, south London, were due to tour Croydon Mosque as part of their religious education lessons.

But a number of parents withdrew their support saying their children were too young to learn about other faiths.

The school said as a result the trip was no longer financially viable.

Head teacher Alex Clark said some parents did not want their children to experience a religion that was not their own, others thought the pupils were too young and some preferred them to spend time on other subjects.