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Plymouth Brethren

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lizdot, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. lizdot

    lizdot New commenter

    Does anyone have experience of teaching Plymouth Brethren children please?
    Do they celebrate birthdays?

    Thank you
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Gosh it's years back, but certainly I did at one school.

    In those days all the girls wore little headscarves and couldn't have anything to do 'with technology; and girls were expected to grow up and become 'good wives' rather than have a career.

    Can't remember about birthdays though. And of course things may have changed since.
  3. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    We had several families at my last school. As far as I can remember there were no birthday celebration. They did not participate in any assemblies or celebrations linked to Christian festivals either. No technology unless used specifically for education which is hard to manage. If you haven't already, do make contact with the parents and ask for a conversation about such things as some may be more lenient than others.
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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

  5. lizdot

    lizdot New commenter

    Thank you

    That second link makes very interesting reading Rott.

    I have spoken to the parents already but I definitely need to find out more from them.
  6. -DoingMyBest

    -DoingMyBest New commenter

    The Plymouth Brethren children I taught went home for lunch because they were not permitted to eat with everyone else.
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  7. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten this.
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  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

  9. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    There is a large Plymouth Brethren school in my location. They are part of a national chain. Try googling Focus Schools and looking at some of their published documentation to get a flavour of their ethos. TBH, they appear to be adapting to the demands of the 21st century.
    When my children attended a local primary, a few decades ago, there was a substantial proportion of PB pupils and the girls did wear headscarves. At the school gates, non-PB parents, such as myself, couldn’t help but notice that every single one of the families owned Peugeot estate cars to accommodate their burgeoning numbers.

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