Religious Education

The Legend of the Starfish             

A businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean. The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said,

"I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day. Surely such an industrious and kind hearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?"

The boy looked up at the man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, "It makes a difference to that one."

William Ashburne

Borris Vocational School is a multi denominational school, catering for students of all beliefs and none.

It is recognised that Religious Education plays a central role in the formation of the minds and characters of many of our students.

A comprehensive planned programme of Religious Instruction is implemented.


Our students are encouraged to study and live their own faith if they have one.

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