As an activity in itself, it is highly controversial, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is completely inappropriate as a school activity.
Would this be acceptable in a state school?
Hunting may be legal, but so is smoking and drinking alcohol; and these would be even less acceptable at a private school than at a state school.
I recently applied for a post at Ampleforth, teaching music; I was rejected without interview, and that is just as well now that I know about this.
They claim to have been open about their bloodsport, but I saw nothing on their website when I looked prior to applying. If I had, I would never have applied.
There is such a wide range of perfectly peaceful, legitimate and rewarding activities which can be offered to school pupils that there is just no excuse for this.
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