Father hits out at school over son reciting prayers

From The Sunday Tribune on Sunday 16 January:

The father of a five-year-old boy who was “horrified” to find his son was reciting prayers at school, despite having opted out of religious instruction, has hit out at the ongoing influence of the Catholic church on the Irish education system.

Dutch-born Martijn Leenheer told the Sunday Tribune he was so upset at the way his son Finn’s national school in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, dealt with his concerns that he decided to remove him shortly before Christmas.

Finn is now attending an Educate Together school which is located in Sligo around 19km from his home, requiring a two-hour round trip to and from the school.

Read the full story on the Sunday Tribune website, along with a very interesting discussion in the comments by readers.

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