Council Axes Sex Ed Programme Which Ignored Marriage
When parents in Warwickshire discovered that some of their children’s lessons were riddled with inappropriate, misleading or downright explicit material they were rightly horrified. And they complained.
The All About Me Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) programme encouraged primary school children to get involved in sexual touching of themselves and promoted transgenderism. But there was no mention of marriage. And not content with ignoring it, the materials likened those who hold traditional moral values to those who believe sex is ‘rude or funny’.
I’m pleased to report that Warwickshire Council has now scrapped All About Me.
By ditching the scheme, the door is opened for real marriage to once again be taught in Warwickshire schools. Instead of using All About Me, the Council will now point the 200+ primary schools towards materials backed by the Department for Education. Its regulations require schools to ensure pupils learn the importance of marriage “for family life and the bringing up of children”. Schools are also required to consult parents to “ensure that the policy meets the needs of pupils and parents and reflects the community they serve”.
The Warwickshire policy was not the norm among local education authorities. But parents all over the UK had cause for concern. If it had been a success there it may have been picked up elsewhere.
Permissive, overly sexualised materials are not what parents are calling for. We need a return to teaching the benefits of marriage between one man and one woman for life.