Last Updated on December 2, 2019
In a guidance issued to UK primary schools, it has been urged that LGBT themes be included in teaching material for children as young as five.
A voluntary guidance has been produced from the prominent LGBT campaign group, Stonewall, to dovetail into the new relationships and sex education (RSE) lessons–that will come into effect in the next academic year.
Parents will be granted the freedom to remove their children from lessons focusing on sex, however, the relationships content is planned to be compulsory.
For other classes, such as Design and Technology, the LGBT rainbow is to be incorporated into several exercises in order to help 5-to-7-year-olds understand colors, and teaching about LGBT families and people is to be ’embedded’ into timetables to foster tolerance from a young age.
According to The Daily Mail:
The campaign group suggested maths questions such as: ‘How many biscuits are left at Fatima and Shanika’s wedding?’
One example lesson plan suggests that pupils aged seven and eight study and Aids memorial quilt in design and technology lessons.
The Daily Mail continues:
According to Stonewall, a whopping 45 per cent of LGBT pupils are bullied – something the campaign group believes is less likely to happen if other children are taught about issues they face.
Stonewall said: ‘Our new guide, Creating an LGBT-Inclusive Primary Curriculum, is a free voluntary resource for primary school teachers who want to make their classrooms inclusive and accepting of all young people.’
UK schools had previously attempted to shoehorn LGBT themes into teaching materials, which caused an outrage led by hundred of parents withdrawing their children from their schools.
Other UK schools added gender neutral toilets, in the name of inclusivity, leading to several pupils to miss class over bullying and harassment fears.
Another UK schools’ district launched a now defunct sex-ed website teaching kids as young as 12 about extremely lewd sexual acts and fetishes.
The same school district encouraged young children to touch themselves in some controversial teaching material.