“At Walworth Academy we learn about diversity - respecting other people and their traditions.."
Thursday 12 March 2015
Three faith leaders from Walworth visited a local secondary school to meet students with the aim of celebrating our diversity in Southwark. Reverend Macham from St Phillips Church, Avondale Square commented, “It’s great to be together as faith leaders to celebrate our differences and all that we hold in common.” The students at Walworth Academy were able to discuss issues following an assembly addressing respect and understanding for one another. Dr Abdul Raheem Musa from the Old Kent Road mosque added, “I enjoyed having lunch with the young people as it gave us an opportunity to meet face to face and focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.”
Reverend Mae Mouk from St Christopher’s Church at Pembroke House added, “Students have been very attentive to these issues and we have been impressed with how the students have engaged with the issue of diversity in the local community.”
One year seven student said, “At Walworth Academy we learn about diversity - respecting other people and their traditions, so it was great to have lunch and actually talk to religious leaders about this.”
Picture: from left to right: Reverend Mae Mouk, Dr Abdul Raheem Musa and Reverend Macham