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Incy wincy spider meets a sticky end in my classroom

The unannounced arrival of an arachnid causes a state of emergency in school. The situation is resolved in the most extreme fashion

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There is a coldness at the heart of humanity. Dark days amplify our fear of outsiders. Those whose appearance and behaviour are alien to our own are perceived as a threat. Apprehension and loathing keep guard at the door. But is this desire to keep intruders at bay healthy? Is it right to subject those who exist at the shadowy margins of our cosy lives to cruelty when they inadvertently invade our space? Can prejudice ever be an excuse for cold-blooded murder?

Acts of extreme intolerance are often born out of an irrational fear. Nobody expected him to be in the corridor in the middle of the ...

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