UK Government withdraws ”Think like July 7 bombers” lesson

February 20th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.20 (ANI): A teaching pack telling children to think about the July 7 terror attacks from the bombers” perspective has been withdrawn. The pack, put together by the borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, was displayed on the Department for Children, Schools and Families” Teachernet website as a way of addressing controversial issues, Sky News reports.
But apologetic ministers decided to withdraw it after admitting it was “misguided and inappropriate”.
The first module examines all faiths and the “golden rule” of treating others as you would want to be treated. But a later module focuses specifically on the July 7 bombings and the impact on different communities in Britain.
It suggests students could: “Prepare a brief presentation on the 7/7 bombings from the perspective of the bombers.”
The resource was adopted by the DCSF as part of a toolkit to help schools tackle violent extremism. (ANI)

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