Friday, 4 April 2014
St Matthew's school in Blackburn
Chris Evans, Independent, St Matthew's school in Blackburn shows that a multi-faith approach can pay dividends " ... 97 per cent of the 265 pupils schooled in the 1980s-style building that is perched on a hill overlooking the Lancastrian city are from Muslim families. The head teacher, Julian Rogers, believes that the word of God should be spoken and Christian values and morals upheld at the school no matter what background the children are from. Indeed, during assemblies, his biblical stories hold his audience – of excited, intrigued and sometimes confused-looking pupils – captive."