Schoolchildren as young as three are to be given lessons on how to deal with death and grief.
Yes, despite the fact that actual educational achievement falls year after year, and companies are forced to run remedial classes for new staff, 550 primary schools have signed up to this. The brainchild of yet another fakecharity:
The campaign has been launched by the Child Bereavement UK charity.
And how are they going to broach this potentially difficult subject?
Teachers will use elephants to help children understand the concepts telling them that when an elephant dies the rest of the herd is sad and gathers round the body.
They will also use the idea that an elephant never forgets to talk about memories of loved ones who have died.
Well, they would, if elephants could talk…
Anne Chalmers, chief executive of Child Bereavement UK said that some parents may be concerned that their children are to discuss death in class.
Yes, indeed. They might be concerned that they aren’t taught something useful, instead. After all, what’s to be left to the parents to teach them, if the schools are busy imparting ‘social education’?
But she added that it would benefit families should they suffer a bereavement.
Not when they ask if they are expected to take Grandpa’s teeth out and smash them as a result, no…