Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Deniers

Santa Deniers are one of the biggest problems facing state education in Britain today. Well done to Blackshaw Lane Primary School for having the courage to take a stand on such an important issue.

When I did my PGCE we were lectured for weeks on the importance of maintaining a belief in Father Christmas (at least until some fat woman in stripey woollen tights and shoes with bangles got offended by the sexism inherent in the name 'Father')

7 comments:

AnneDroid said...

Oh dear. I think I need to re-enter formal education. When I saw the title of your post I read "deniers" as pronounced in the "denier" which represents the thickness of ladies' tights. I wondered what they could possibly have to do with Santa...

cramerj said...

For a bloke with a penchant for small children and creeping into their rooms at night - Pa christamas gets a good press.

Laura said...

Dammit, Frank, I had a mental image of the old fat guy in stockings, too.

Lilyofthefield said...

We had a FULL STAFF MEETING after school last week in which we were asked to debate whether Y8 were old enough to be told the truth about Santa. And this in a school with 60% Muslim kids. Hahahahahahahaha!






Jerks.

Rich said...

Santa, fairies, witches, ghouls, ghosts, vampires, Frankenstein monsters, etc. It's always been a mystery to me why all this superstitious crap is seen as fit material for small children. Or, indeed, as fit material for a State Education system.

What next? "Every time you fart a polar bear dies"?

Rich

The Tefl Tradesman said...

I would say that Santa is entirely suitable for the 'Fantasy Island' environment of the modern UK - especially the educational one. Perhaps all teachers should be made to dress up as elves and reindeer, to emphasise the unreal nature of the 'prizes for everybody' approach to education?

Kimpatsu said...

What's all the bloody fuss about? I figured out for myself at age 6 that Santa didn't exist.
I don't believe in the tooth fairy, gods, unicorns, or leprichauns either, for that matter.