So, how\’s this working out then?
Charlie Brooks is appalled by the hypocrisy which forced a teacher to resign because she wanted her class to rear a pig, then auction its meat.
Not well really. For the story is about a teacher whose class raised a sheep and then sold the meat.
Britain has a new hero: Andrea Charman, who has been harassed into resigning as the head teacher of Lydd primary school in Kent.
Mrs Charman has been the victim, said her MP, Michael Howard, of a relentless \”campaign of vituperation [which] was started on the internet, and in particular on Facebook… which included threats of violence\”. Her crime? To have her pupils – from a farming community – rear a sheep called Marcus, whose meat would be auctioned to raise money to buy more animals. Even though the pupils voted for this plan themselves, enough of a fuss was raised that Mrs Charman felt obliged to step down.
It\’s the writer, Charlie Brooks, who raises and eats pigs, not the teacher.