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Education: Behind the Pagan headlines

David Hampshire tells the true story about the RE syllabus in which Cornwall was sensationalised by parts of the media

IN APRIL, Cornwall found itself at the middle of a small storm, which rumbled on for some weeks. Not the usual ones we get from the Atlantic, but one created by a news­paper that had sent out a “fishing” Freedom of Informa­tion re­quest to all local authorities in Eng­land.

The story concerned teaching about Paganism in Cornish schools, and readers could have been fooled into thinking we were bringing back human sacrifice — if we had ever had it. ...

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