Bishop Of Truro Mentions Five Islands School In Lords

The Bishop of Truro during his recent visit to Scilly

The Bishop of Truro during his recent visit to Scilly

This Bishop of Truro has told the House of Lords of his recent visit to the Five Islands School, during his maiden speech as a peer on Thursday.

Tim Thornton said it was “helpful for a bishop in the Church of England sometimes to be in schools, places where the majority of people are relatively young.”

The Bishop was contributing to a debate on bullying of young people.

He warned that the recognised poverty in our region could be a contributory factor as children who are unable to attend functions, trips or events may be singled out by other children.

He also warned that nearly half of secondary schools do not have cashless systems for school lunches and that means those on free school meals may be singled out.

The Five Islands School has a prepayment system so pupils don’t need to hand over money for school dinners.