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P-04-388 Protect collective worship as a legal requirement

P-04-388 Protect collective worship as a legal requirement

Petition wording:

We, the undersigned, call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to protect collective worship as a legal requirement for schools in Wales.


Additional information:  Collective worship is currently required by law in every school in Wales and; provides opportunities for children and young people to explore spirituality and to reflect on life issues; promotes the corporate wellbeing of schools, individual flourishing and, through the participation of visiting speakers from the local community, social cohesion; reinforces positive attitudes; gives children and young people an awareness and understanding of wider world views; improves religious literacy.


Petition raised by:  Jim Stewart


Date petition first considered by Committee: 1 May 2012


Number of signatures:  3,915 (electronic and paper signatures)


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 07/04/2014



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