Tuesday, August 30, 2005


What the f*ck?

Have you heard of this story yet? Pupils are being allowed to swear at one Northamptonshire secondary school - as long as they limit their use of bad language to five times a lesson.

A tally of how many times the f-word is used will be kept on the board.

Parents of children at the Weavers School in Wellingborough were told of the new policy in a letter, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The policy, which comes into effect when term starts next week, has been condemned by parents' groups and MPs.

However headmaster Alan Large said he had received no complaints about the policy.

"The reality is that the f-word is part of these young adults' everyday language," he told the Daily Mail.

"Within each lesson the teacher will initially tolerate (although not condone) the use of the f-word (or derivatives) five times and these will be tallied on the board so all students can see the running score," explained assistant headmaster Richard White .

"Over this number the class will be spoken to by the teacher at the end of the lesson."

The school, which has 1,130 pupils, also plans to send "praise postcards" to the parents of children who do not swear in class.

I'm sorry, but this is total madness! Is this the world we will live in if liberals get their way? I don't think I've ever heard anything so ridiculous in all my life.

The f-word may be a part of their 'everyday language' as the headmaster points out, but that doesn't make it right. Drinking is a part of everyday life for some students. Does that mean schools should organise a happy hour during lunch?

As for "praise postcards", that's another joke. Gee, the kids will love getting that in the mail won't they? Not.

The kids who will get the 'praise cards' will be slagged and it doesn't take a genius to work out what this will mean - students will resort to using the f-word all the time thinking it's cool. Its popularity will be increased!

Weavers School, you have messed up.


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