HALF of British people think that school assemblies should not include acts of worship.
A new survey of 1,600 people in England, Scotland and Wales showed that many believe worship, such as saying prayers, is inappropriate for state school assemblies.
Since 1944, all state schools have been required to provide a daily act of worship that is mainly Christian-based. But, schools can ask for special permission to hold multi-faith assemblies or assemblies of a different faith.
Lots of people believe there needs to be a proper change to the law and that assemblies need to be more inclusive for pupils of all different backgrounds.
The poll asked participants what the best topics for assemblies were. The environment and nature came out top, followed by pupils’ achievements.