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Numbers fall for RE award

14 June 2013

THE national religious-education awards, presented jointly by the Hockerill Trust and the National Association of Teachers of RE, attracted only 14 entrants this year - ten secondary schools, and four primary, it emerged this week.

The secretary of the Hockerill Trust, Derek Humphrey, said that the significant drop in the numbers entering was symptomatic of the low morale among RE teachers.

Nevertheless, those schools that entered had outstanding RE programmes. The primary and secondary first prizes went respectively to Ellison Boulters C of E Primary Academy, Lincolnshire; and to The Coopers' Company and Coborn School, Upminster. Archbishop Tenison's C of E High School, Croydon, was awarded a second prize.

The award to Coopers' and Coborn was given for its programme of interfaith dialogue.

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