Children as young as 11 have been asked to decide on the appropriate use of swear words, including the c-word, as part of a lesson at school.
Year seven pupils at Shafton Advanced Learning Centre, were given a worksheet called 'Acceptable or Not?' which listed situations including: using the c-word, telling your friend to f*** off and shouting f*** off across a classroom, in a shopping centre or in assembly.
It also asked pupils about the appropriateness of saying s**t, calling someone a d***head during a lesson, making comments like 'it's pi**ing it down' and telling someone to bu**er off.
The words were not censored and pupils were asked if it was 'always ok, sometimes ok or never ok' to say the expletives, or if 'it depends'.
Shocked mum Karen Young 43, of Acre Road, Cudworth, in an exclusive interview for the Chronicle, said she was disgusted when her stepdaughter Lauren Sparks, 12, brought the worksheet home. She said: "I was just disgusted, it was a shock. I don't swear in front of children and don't think they should be subjected to this."
A school spokesman said it was part of its 'social responsibility' and there had been no complaints. Others don't agree.
See today's Town and Royston editions of the Chronicle for reaction.
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