Secondary school cancels all Christmas festivities because it has become 'too commercial'
A school in Yorkshire has banned celebrating Christmas at their school. Parents were outraged when they learned about it.
Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering announced during an assembly that they would be banning cards, gifts, and all other Christmas festivities.
“Father Christmas” himself supposedly brought the news to the pupils, where he also discussed the real meaning of Christmas and how it has been “lost and buried under an avalanche of commercialization.”
“It’s about getting kids to take a step back. And to get them thinking about the meaning of Christmas.”
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Everyone who found out about the ban wasn’t happy, according to reports. In fact, parents took to social media to let out their anger over the idea.
Speaking on behalf of the school, the head teacher, Richard Bramley explained that the ban was to make the pupils contemplate about the true meaning of the holiday.
He said, “It’s about getting kids to take a step back. And to get them thinking about the meaning of Christmas.”
Students were tasked to send the letter containing their reasons why they should celebrate Christmas to their RE teacher, Mrs. Paul, via email. Supposedly, the students need to persuade her and make her change her mind about the ban.
Still, parents and teachers claimed they never heard of the policy until it was brought up at the time.