At Ballyhackett Primary School outside Castlerock, Co Derry, religion is low on the pupils’ list of priorities.
“I know the religion of some of my friends, but not all of them,” says Ellie-Rose Guyler (10).
“I don’t think about it much,” chips in her friend Kara Mullan (9).
“We talk about other things,” explains their 10-year-old classmate Aidan Bradley.
The pupils are interested in art, homework, and playing with their friends. “We have a field,” says Aidan, pointing from the playground across the road.
Ballyhackett is surrounded by fields. In the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, but only a few miles from the Co Derry coast, the schoolyard overlooks green countryside with the sea beyond.
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