Thursday, 29 March 2007

Too much, too soon?

A teacher friend of mine told me today about a group of 14 year olds having a sex ed lesson. It hadn’t long started when one of the girls put her hand up and asked if she could leave the room: the subject matter was making her feel faint.

She left. The lesson continued.

There was a thud from somewhere outside the classroom.

The class fell silent. A pause.

“Do you think that could be Lucy?” asked the teacher.

Sure enough, it was. The poor girl was completely overcome and had to go home.

My friend asked her colleague if they had been showing a video, was it something very graphic? “Oh no,” was the reply, “We were just discussing sperm count”.

Poor girl. In so many ways.

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