11yr-olds get swearing lesson in UK school

April 4th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 4 (ANI): A school in England has come under fire for making kids as young as 11 shout obscenities during a lesson in swearing.

A teacher at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon, Wilts, wrote expletives like the F-word and C-word on a blackboard, and explained their meaning to 30 Year 7 pupils.

The school claims that the lesson was part of a sex and relationship education programme to “dispel” the myths of swear words.

Parents, however, insist that no consultation was held with them prior to the class, and that the children attending it were left “deeply upset”.

“This is a total disgrace. Our children go to school to gain an education, not qualifications in swear words. Most kids had no idea what the words meant and were forced to grow up faster than their parents want. Heads should roll for this,” British tabloid The Sun quoted one parent as saying.

Some students have even revealed that they were asked not to tell their parents about the lesson.

Deputy head Richard Clutterbuck said last night: “This lesson should not have focused on the slang terms. I must apologise for any distress caused.”

Wilts County Council said that it is the Governors’ responsibility to decide specifics of sex education lessons. (ANI)

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