Pupils explore religion

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More than 60 pupils and teachers from schools in Hampshire explored the value of religion in society at an education conference hosted by the county council.

Pupils aged 13 to 15 from seven schools went to the conference, including Horndean Technology College, and Oaklands School.

Council leader Roy Perry said: ‘The council is recognised locally, and nationally, for its high-quality religious education support to schools.

‘I’m pleased that we’re able to give young people the opportunity to interact and share ideas with peers from other schools. It really was a first-class event.’

Led by Hampshire’s Youth Voice to the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, pupils were asked: ‘Does religion matter today, even if you are not religious?’.

There were representatives from Christian, Sikh, Muslim and Jewish communities present.