Doubts over pupil hypnosis

20th October 2000 at 01:00
THE Government this week cast doubt on the merits of a council's plan to hypnotise children to calm their nerves before exams.

Pupils in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, will be taught breathing and meditation exercises to use before national curriculumtests, GCSEs and A-levels.

"This is not something that the department recommends," a spokeswoman for the Department for Education and Employment said, insisting the key to raising standards was good teaching and hard work from pupils.

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