Dozens of parents and kids have protested against lessons on gay relationships outside a second primary school in Birmingham.
Parents staged a demonstration against the controversial ‘No Outsiders’ curriculum programme at Anderton Park Primary School yesterday.
They handed out leaflets that declared ‘We DO NOT believe in homosexuality. Parents do NOT want their children’s belief changed.’
Parents protest against the inclusive ‘No Outsiders’ classes at Anderton Park Primary school after the final bell this afternoon
They handed out leaflets that declared ‘We DO NOT believe in homosexuality. Parents do NOT want their children’s belief changed’
Others read, ‘This programme promotes a whole-school gay ethos’ and ‘You can’t be gay and Muslim’.
More than 80 per cent of the pupils at Anderton primary are Muslim.
It is the second school to be hit with protests after the LGBT rights classes were paused at nearby Parkfield Community School when parents claimed the classes were age inappropriate and undermined them.
Parents are holding daily demonstrations outside the school gates.
The parents claim the classes – which aim to teach children about diversity, tolerance and acceptance – undermine them. Here, they wave signs saying ‘Let kids be kids’ and ‘Say no to sexualisation of children’
Anderton Park primary school is the second school to be hit with protests in the last week
Headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson has called on education secretary Damian Hinds to intervene as her school faces a backlash over the lessons.
She told Sky News has written to Mr Hinds to urge him to come and see what is happening.
She said: ‘You almost need to sit in a school like ours and listen to what’s being said, the unpleasantness that it causes and the homophobic nature of some of the things that are said to understand how what is written in Whitehall affects people on the ground everywhere else.
A leaflet handed out at the protest claims the the ‘promotion of homosexuality and LGBT lifestyle is immoral and unlawful’
‘We’ve had so many emails from all over the country – headteachers in Croydon, Manchester – saying this is happening to me in my school and this should not be the case. So yes, I am calling on the secretary of state to come out very clearly on this.’
The aim of the No Outsiders program was teach students about the positive values of diversity, tolerance and acceptance, as well as LGBT rights, same-sex relationships, gender identity, race, religion and colour.