Llantwit Major School

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Visit from Archbishop of Wales

On Wednesday, 7 October, The Most Reverent Doctor Barry Morgan spent an hour with a Year 12 group of pupils being quizzed about his ideas on a whole host of ethical and moral topics.  This was a fantastic and most valuable opportunity as we know that the Archbishop is a very busy man!

From animal rights, gay marriage, the role of the Church in Wales today and assisted dying to fundamentalism and caring for the environment – the meaning of life was well and truly on the curriculum for the morning.  Pupils appreciated the Archbishop’s honest and compassionate answers to these issues.

The visit had been organised by the school’s Head of RS, Marged Williams, and the Revd Rachel Simpson, assistant curate of Llantwit Major.

Mrs Williams said, “We were delighted to welcome Archbishop Barry to the school – it was a rare and valuable opportunity for our Year 12 pupils to quiz him on all sorts of ethical, moral and spiritual topics. He was very warm and engaging and pitched his responses perfectly and was able to relate extremely well to the pupils who listened intently throughout.”

Dr Morgan said, “It was wonderful to meet Year 12 RS pupils and to see their enthusiasm to engage in life’s wider questions. There was no shying away from the challenging issues and I hope they will continue to explore the different perspectives they encounter during the rest of the course and, indeed, as they travel through life.”