Sex education is suspended at Isle of Man school after a drag queen guest speaker ‘tells 11-year-olds there are 73 genders – and a child who said there are ‘only two’ has left class’
- An independent investigation has been launched into Queen Elizabeth II High School
- The review comes after parents raised concerns about sex education classes
A school has suspended its sex education curriculum after a transvestite guest reportedly told students there are 73 genders and had a child who claimed there were “only two” leave the classroom.
An independent inquiry has been launched into Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel, Isle of Man, after 7th grade children were ‘traumatised’ after learning about gender reassignment surgery and sex acts.
The review of the school’s personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum, led by the island’s government, comes after parents raised concerns about the lesson.
Concerns center around the “explicit, disproportionate, indecent presentation” of sexual acts and gender identities taught to their children. The Telegraph reports.
It features a drag queen teaching the children, some of whom were as young as 11 years old, that there are 73 genders.
An independent investigation has been launched into Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel, Isle of Man
When a student said ‘there are only two of them’, the drag queen forced the child to leave the classroom.
The children were also taught oral and anal sex, while another group was informed about sex reassignment operations and how skin grafts can be applied to an artificial penis.
A teacher should also have taught students to masturbate in years 7 and 8.
Marown Commissioners Vice-President Eliza Cox told Energy FM Isle of Man: ‘A lot of kids are just too traumatized to even talk to their parents. As a parent you don’t know what children are learning.’
A petition has now been launched by parents calling for an ‘immediate investigation’ into the lessons, addressed to the school’s principal.
It reads, “We consider the presence of a “drag queen” in the classroom and alienating students who are clearly confused about the information discussed during this session completely inappropriate.
Concerns center on the ‘explicit, disproportionate, indecent presentation’ of sexual acts and gender identities
“How, who and why was this guest speaker allowed to discuss gender issues in front of an inappropriate child audience by an inexperienced and untrained adult?”
The Isle of Man government has said it has launched an independent review to understand what happened.
It comes after the island introduced a new sex education curriculum in September.
The school’s principal, Charlotte Clarke, said: ‘Having viewed a video currently circulating on social media regarding the school’s RSE curriculum and its delivery, we are concerned that there may be a number of inaccuracies in the information being shared.
“Given the concerns raised and in order to be open and transparent, we have asked for an independent investigation of the situation.
“As such, I am pleased to participate in the independent review being conducted by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture and would encourage our community to avoid speculation at this time.”
A spokesman for the Ministry of Education added: ‘Schools need to ensure that any content they use is factual and age appropriate, and engage with parents so they know what their children are being taught.
“We will be writing to all schools this school year to emphasize the rights of parents to have school materials taught to their children.”