Hi all, I work in an academy which has no tie with a church and follows the secular curriculum. However, we are in a white middle class area. During this time of year, there are Christmas services held in assembly, and at Easter we had to sit through the senior six retelling the Easter story. I have also noticed that the school webpage now has a Christmassy scene with a church on it. We also have a school youth group that comes in and runs a weekly club which about 6 students attend. While I know it's Christmas and trees are up etc, I don't think that it is right that we are imposing/forcing children to sit through these assemblies (and staff!!) especially when there are other denominations in the school even as minorities. We do not celebrate their holidays. Do I have a right to say I don't want to go to these assemblies? Thanks for your input and advice.