Soundbites;Features and arts

26th November 1999 at 00:00
My Year 3 discussed sexism after a boy's comment about our new construction kit: "Girls can't play K'Nex." We asked whether this was true and talked about gender stereotypes. I decided on a little positive discrimination, allowing only the girls to use the construction toys. At the end of the day I went to see what they had achieved.

"Look," they cried, "we've made a Hoover."

STUART BEARD

Talking to Year 11 about Oscar Wilde: "Although he was married, he was also a practising homosexual."

"Couldn't he get it right then, Miss?" queried a voice from the back.

FIONA WELCH

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