UK: ‘Racist’ school excluded English speaking students from trip

nti_school_english_ban_081013590.jpgStacey Smith, 28 with her daughter Lacey Shurmer, 6, outside St Mary’s C.E Primary School in Kidderminster

A primary school has been accused of racism after English speaking children were barred from going on school trip and forced to attend classes instead.

St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Kidderminster, Worcs., laid on a petting zoo visit on Tuesday for non-English speaking pupils only, while pupils who did speak the language had to stay in lessons.

Parents criticised the decision and said their children had been discriminated against for being British.

Several even refused to allow their children to go to school on the day of the trip to Rays Farm, near Bridgnorth, Shrops., which was laid on at the taxpayers expense.

Others claimed they were not even told of the excursion until they spotted other pupils boarding the bus.

Sharon Savage, an ex-parent governor at St Mary’s, has two children, aged six and seven at the school.

She said the money spent on the trip – given to the school by Worcestershire County Council – was aimed at improving English speaking…