Local School Cancels Mosque Trip

Orleans Infant School headteacher defends decision to cancel mosque trip over terror attack fears

A headteacher today defended her decision to cancel a school trip to a mosque over fears of revenge attacks in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Pupils from Orleans Infant School, St Margarets, were due to visit Hounslow Mosque today as part of their studies on major faiths.

But letters were sent to parents last week saying the year 1 trip was to be cancelled over safety fears following the death of the Al-Qaeda leader on May 2.

Jane Evans, headteacher of the school in Hartington Road, said her “first duty” was the safety of pupils at the school.

— from The Richmond & Twickenham Times - 24th May 2011

What do you think?

24 May 2011 | news


I think that infant school children are far too young to be studying major faiths and that the trip to the Mosque would have been a totally wasted experience anyway.

Eunice Coletta at 31 May 2011 12:15 PM

I agree with Eunice children in year 1 should not be burdened with studying major faiths, except to celebrate different festivals in the general sense. they are much too young. They would do better learning how to be kind and to show respect for each other.

J Beaven at 5 June 2011 12:13 AM

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