Parents protest sex education lessons outside East London School

Oct 20, 2021 by

by Lucy Williamson, My London:

Residents are demanding the removal of teaching on LGBTQ+ relationships.

British Muslim parents were seen protesting today outside a school in East London over concerns on the teaching of sex education in schools.

About 100 parents gathered outside Manorfield Primary School holding banners, one of which read: “My Child, My Choice, We do not consent”

Parents claim school leadership have not addressed their concerns properly for months.

The group wrote on their dedicated Twitter page: “We parents explored every avenue and made every effort to engage the school regarding RSE. The Headteacher refused to engage and we have been left with no choice but to Protest.”

Among their demands are removal of teaching on LGBTQ+ relationships and teaching on “sexual body parts” before year five when children are between the ages nine and ten.

The group stood outside the school gates on Tuesday (19 October) shouting: “Our children our choice” and calling on the Headteacher to resign.

A wave of protests over the teaching of sex education occurred back in 2019, when it was announced that these lessons would be compulsory from the age of 12 in Britain from September 2020.

This includes teaching about same-sex relationships and transgender identity.

Read here

See also:

School’s guide to respecting religious beliefs in RSE, from Christian Concern



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