Dear Cheam Park Farm School
Other than the poor spelling and bad grammar – I have been talking to a group of parents about the content and implication of your email – and wish to ‘protest’ on the behalf of those children who are NOT members of any of these Christian-based ‘Clubs’ and who dispute your claim that the movement of Powell exists ‘world-wide’.
We are concerned that the school is encouraging ‘sectarianism’ amongst the pupil-body through the use of politically (and religiously) empowered ‘uniforms’ that are designed to ‘scapegoat’ those children who are a) NOT Christian, or b) those children who are NOT members of any of these Clubs – and will therefore be made to ‘stand-out’ by wearing their ‘normal’ school uniforms.
Dr Adrian Chan-Wyless
The ‘Offending’ Article!
On Mon, 21 Feb 2022, at 11:10, Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy wrote:
Founders Fay – 22nd February 2022
Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scout Movement, was born February 22nd 1857. Scouts worldwide — roughly 54 million in 161 countries — celebrate his birthday each year on Founder’s Day. We would therefore like to invite all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies & Guides to come to school on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 wearing their club’s uniform, to help celebrate Founders Day 2022 tomorrow (Tuesday).
Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy