A Yorkshire school has come under fire for holding lesson in which 11-year-old children were asked to grade swear words, including 'fuck' and 'shit'.
Teachers gave Year Seven students at Shafton Advanced Learning Centre in Barnsley a worksheet entitled 'Acceptable Or Not', in which they asked about the appropriateness of using swear words in certain situations such as telling a friend to fuck off, shouting fuck off across a classroom, in a shopping centre or in assembly and even using the c-word.
Other occasions included when it was appropriate to say shit, calling someone a dickhead and telling someone to bugger off. None of the swear words on the worksheet was censored.
"I was just disgusted, it was a shock," said Karen Young, stepmother of 12-year-old Lauren Sparks who brought the worksheet home, adding: "I don't swear in front of children and don't think they should be subjected to this."
In a statement, the Learning Centre defended the lessons, saying: "As part of our social responsibility we are educating our students to understand what kind of language is appropriate, at what times and in what contexts."