Kent mother unhappy about son’s ‘bullet through head’ homework question
Alex Garrod’s 11-year-old son Harry was asked to respond to an unusual homework question delivered by Eastchurch Primary School in Sheerness. His mother tells Kent Online of the puzzler that requried Harry to complete sentences using ‘I’ and ‘me’:
“He was sitting at the table doing his work when he said, ‘Oh my God, look at this’. I was shocked. I thought, ‘Am I reading this correctly?’ The question stated ‘Hand … the money before … put a bullet through your head.’ Because Harry had to put ‘I’ and ‘me’ in the sentence it was as though he was writing as himself. There’s thousands of more appropriate sentences they could have used for the test. Teachers are really busy, and proofreading homework sheets isn’t something they should be doing as these are pre-prepared test sheets. Afterwards, I did explain to Harry that you don’t need to be putting bullets through people’s heads to get money. He was like, ‘I know that Mum’.”
Not, ‘Me like that, Mum.” Bright lad.
Another question ran:
“When I asked the Scotsman if he enjoyed haggis, he looked at me and said ‘Och …’”
Ms Garrod says:
“I’m not sure if we should even know the answer to that.”
Maybe the ‘Fat lady’ does?