Fathers Day cards banned in Scotland school
What the?? Where is the world going to?? But apparently, it’s all for a good cause. It’s to prevent embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians. The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools “in the interests of sensitivity” over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households. It only emerged after a large number of fathers failed to receive their traditional cards and handmade gifts. Family rights campaigners, however, condemned the policy as “absurd” and argued that it is marginalising fathers, but local authorities said teachers need to react to “the changing pattern of family life”.
Tina Woolnough, 45, whose son Felix attends Edinburgh’s Blackhall primary school, said several teachers there had not allowed children to make Fathers Day cards this year. Mrs Woolnough, a member of the school’s parent-teacher council, said: “This is something I know they do on a class-by-class basis at my son Felix’s school. Some classes send Father’s Day cards and some do not. The teachers are aware of the family circumstances of the children in each class and if a child hasn’t got a father living at home, the teacher will avoid getting the children to make a card.”