Mother refuses to allow daughter to take part in school visit to mosque

A mother is keeping her daughter off school after refusing to give her permission to take part in a trip to a Liverpool mosque. Michelle Davis, of Bodiam Court, Ellesmere Port, claims she’s been left with no choice but to keep 14-year-old daughter Amy Owen at home today after Ellesmere Port Catholic High School’s headteacher Peter Lee tried to encourage the pupil into participating.

Miss Davies said: “I objected to Amy being made to dress like a Muslim girl, the original letter from the school gave a dress code for the visit, including long skirts, leggings or tights and covering up her head. She’s been brought up in the Catholic faith and religion, Amy is not a Muslim and shouldn’t be told to dress like one.”

Ellesmere Port Pioneer, 28 April 2010