Sunday, 27 January 2013
When did teachers become so dumb?
Take a good look at the picture. This is Peter Thompson with his six year old son Eddie.
Eddie goes to Estfeld Primary in Tickhill, near Doncaster. For the last 6 months he has been wearing a Christian band with the St Peter's symbol of the fish on it. He wears it because he wants to feel that God is with him.
Well, I thinks that's bollocks but he's entitled to his opinion and he's not doing any harm.
But the head teacher, Diane Risley, disagrees and has banned him from wearing it. Not on the grounds of it being a religious symbol but because it offends that other great God - health and safety.
This is clearly nonsense. It's made more of a nonsense when you take into account that Eddie wears the band around his ankle, underneath his sock. He only got found out because a teacher spotted him scratching it one day.
And it gets worse because back in the summer the school was raising money by selling - eerrrrr! - charity bands.
I worry for the future of our children when they are being taught by people so stupid.