"What I learn in prayer I use to encourage the students"

"School." It's a word that can mean everything from prison to freedom. For some it's a place where you can find answers and make friends. For others it's a place of strangers and struggle. For Angela Inglis, head of the English department in a large comprehensive school in inner-city London, school is a place to give help and restore hope. In this interview we asked her to talk about how she approaches her work and the difference that prayer can make for students and teachers.

What are your pupils like?

They are a total cross section of the population—all levels of ability. The school draws from two large boroughs in London. The parents are from every walk of life—from an electrician, to a professor at a university, to a worker on the Underground, to a shop assistant. We also have one or two children who have a parent in prison.

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September 24, 1990

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