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Schoolboys Encouraged To Get Back To Nature

by | 22nd, September 2008

“SOMETHING is not right when a boy can’t sit down and watch a nature documentary on TV because he is to busy doing maths.”

Or doing Countdown, as it is known in the parlance of the modern school.

Gary James, deputy head of the Tiffin boys school, puts into words what millions of us have long thought.

Year 7 is a haven for boys aged between 11 and 12, and if they can’t watch two dung beatles copulating on a pile of donkey excreta, then what is education all about?

The Evening Standard also hears from one Martin Johnson, deputy general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

Says he:

“All too often homework tasks are mechanistic and repetitive.”

So more, er, nature documentaries at tiffin it is…



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