Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Bombers R Us
Nanny takes educahsun seriously, aside from ensuring that all pupils achieve a 100% pass rate so that they can all go to "university" (ie so that they don't go on the unemployment register), Nanny is also teaching children about citizenship.
Her new citizenship classes are aiming to help children to get into the mind of the terrorists who carried out the September 11 attacks.
Teaching packs entitled 9/11: The Main Chance, which invite pupils to imagine organising a terrorist attack, have been distributed to schools running Nanny's much vaunted citizenship classes.
One worksheet in Nanny's pack asks the pupils to imagine what terrorist targets there are in their neighbourhoods. They have then to suggest what weapons and methods should be used to ensure the most effective results.
The worksheets also contain a number of links to other terrorism-related articles, including one on food terrorism and how fast-food chains could be attacked.
Not content with attacking fast food chains?
Then why not attack our water supply? Another article is headlined "How safe is our water?"
Many of the links in the packs expound totally daft conspiracy theories, eg that the suggestion that the American military shot down flight United 93.
Nanny's chum, Tim Window a creator of 9/11: The Main Chance, said that the packs had been used with great success at a pupil referral unit he works at in East London before they were introduced across the borough of Waltham Forest.
Window claims that packs are culturally sensitive, and said that they were about teaching pupils to bring "impartial and unbiased information" to a subject.
What utter bollocks!
Nanny claims that teaching all children about British culture and traditions would allow Muslim children to integrate better into society.
It seems to me that this is will just encourage pupils to reject the society that they live in, and teach them methods of disrupting it.