A PRIMARY school will teach children about Islam so they can “learn the facts” following the London Bridge terror attack. Millhouse Primary School, in Tavistock Road, Laindon, has sent a letter to all parents informing them about the planned lessons.
Staff hope the topic will help children understand the meaning of the religion and bring the community together.
It comes after seven people were killed and 48 injured by Muslim extremists in the latest terrorist attack in the capital on Saturday night.
The lessons will focus on Islamic Art, Ramadan and the importance of caring fot the natural world.
In the letter, headteacher Gareth Allen said: “We recognise that for some of you this may be a sensitive subject at this present time, however we feel that it is even more important that the children learn the facts about religion rather than the ideologies of a minority of people who use their views to inflict harm and upset on others.”
Kerry Dehaan, 28, whose five-year-old daughter Bayleigh attends Millhouse Primary School, said: “I went up to the school to talk to them about it and there was a queue out the door of parents complaining…