School debate asks ‘Is Religion Good for Children?’

The King’s School will be asking ‘the big questions’ about religion with a special debate in Ottery next month.

An annual fixture which this year has attracted speakers from the Catholic Church, the Humanist Association and a broadcaster on psychology is focussing on whether religion is good for children.

The third ‘Big Questions’ debate will take place at the Ottery academy on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm, with students, parents, staff and members of the public asked to come along and take part.

The speakers will include Dave Wells, Director Of Formation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, Keith Denby’ chair of Devon Humanists, and Dr Susan Blackmore, journalist, broadcaster and psychologist.