Liz Hurley blasts the education system

The Express is reporting that Liz Hurley’s got on her political soapbox again – this time regarding education.

Liz believes that artistic children – such as her teenage son Damian – should not have to study science subjects beyond their early teens if they’re not that way inclined.

“We’re in danger of teaching a whole generation of kids how to make crystal meth, leaving little time for them to create a beautiful sculpture. As adults, many of us prefer to visit the Louvre than to read a book on quantum physics. Funnily enough, many kids are the same,” says the 51-year-old in her Spectator column.

“Helping my son, who is now 14, make his GCSE choices has enraged me. Why have our schools become so obsessed with science? I understand kids studying general science until they’re 13, so that we all vaguely understand how electricity works, or the alimentary canal, or what happens if you strike a match when there’s a gas leak,” adds the actress and bikini designer.

“But after that, if a child has zero interest in physics and chemistry, why do they have to keep learning them? As usual, much more time has to be spent on one’s weakest subjects to scrape a pass when one could be learning to fly in areas where one has talent.”

Damian, as she has in the past related, is on the arty and theatrical side, from a tender age having directed his own little video films with mum often in a starring role.

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Comments

  1. BehaviourA

    I tend to agree. Many young people begin to know their aptitudes and interests by 14. Making everyone study science to 16 won’t create more/ better quality scientists. Agree keep it broad if you need to keep options open, but if you are committed to future in humanities/ arts/ languages/ why waste the time? Equally if you want to study Science why bother too much with arts and humanities, just one perhaps for broader interest.

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