Bridlington school says sorry for homework on terrorist forgiveness

According to The Guardian, a school has apologised after children were set homework asking them to imagine they were the parent of a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing.

The pupils at Bridlington school, in east Yorkshire, were asked to write a response to the view that “all terrorists should be forgiven”. But parents of the year 8 pupils took to social media complaining that the homework was “not acceptable”.

The PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) task was posted on the Showmyhomework app, used by many schools to coodinate homework between staff, students and parents.

Headteacher Parker-Randall said: “I would like to reassure parents, pupils and the community that the feelings aired on social media were totally unintentional consequences of setting this homework.”

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