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Default Theatre group gets primary kids singing from shanarri song sheet

It's not going well for Mr SHANARRI and Ms GIRFEC as the wheels on their wagon have finally sheared off...

Alice reports on the Mail on Sunday article on the Hopscotch Theatre Company's controversial SHANARRI promo drama being punted round schools: Singing for a 'single point of contact`





From NO2NP: Theatre group gets primary kids singing from Shanarri song sheet

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Primary school children have been taught to sing along to politically correct Government mantras in a new theatre production, entitled ‘Rights of the Child’, which has been touring Scottish schools over the last few months.
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Hopscotch, which has received thousands of pounds of public money for the project, has also produced a 24-page teaching resource for schools to use in the classroom after children have watched the play.

The materials feature lesson plans designed to teach children the Scottish Government’s definition of wellbeing, but the nature of many of the lessons undermine parents and encourage children to think that love and care can be found in all adults.
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“I’m sure touring Scottish schools with pro-Government propaganda is a great money-spinner. But whether it’s what tax-paying parents want is quite another thing. They say this will play to 28,000 children. I hope parents will tell schools they don’t want their children to have anything to do with it. Hopscotch should be told to hop it before they can do any more damage to family life.

“Who thought it was a good idea to teach children to sing the praises of Government policy? Don’t they realise how awful that looks? I think most parents would prefer their children to be singing nursery rhymes not Named Person mantras.”
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“Parents send their children to school to be educated, not indoctrinated, but here we have paid edutainers being welcomed into classrooms to promote GIRFEC propaganda and the belief among children that the Government respects children’s human rights when nothing could be further from the truth.

“The Government has chosen to ignore all of the ‘inconvenient’ rights afforded by the UNCRC in order to progress its own authoritarian agenda, where state dictated ‘life journeys’ and outcomes for every child are misrepresented as ‘wellbeing’ rights. Imposing a compulsory Named Person on every child and sharing their personal information without consent is a blatant infringement of the right to privacy, just one of the rights that don’t figure anywhere in the state’s pick and mix version of the convention.

“By singing from the SHANARRI song sheet, the Hopscotch Theatre Company may have found favour with the Government, and a lucrative income from schools while local arts groups fold due to lack of funding, but parents should be aware that this programme is one of social engineering, not education and certainly not children’s rights.”
This was a really unwise move by Hopscotch, who have disabled comments on the video, closed down their Facebook page and protected their Twitter account.




A bad case of stage fright, it seems, and some parents are justifiably livid. The comments I saw before the FB page vanished were pretty hard hitting (but well within the boundaries of R for Respect) and it didn't help their case when a review page was set up in its place.

Panto has nothing on this.

Only last month they were boasting about their report card from Education Scotland (i.e. the government).

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Default Hopscotch seeks to scotch NO2NP claims

Article in the Telegraph today has been posted on the NO2NP Facebook page.

There are some interesting comments counter-scotching the Hopscotch claims that they were victims of 'Anti Shanarri' cyberbullying. I saw no evidence of that (admittedly I didn't trawl through every comment); besides, even if they were subjected to over zealous remarks, they could have reported them as abusive to Facebook and/or deleted/disabled comments on their page, leaving their own content visible to all. Maybe that was what the problem was?

I remain more concerned about the comments left by some of the GIRFEC / NP supporters on the page who were staunchly defending the theatre group's promotion of the government's 'wellbeing' outcomes: claiming to work with the policy, trotting out, one and all, the same old discredited govt lines, and when all else failed, shouting Mornington Crescent! They should really practice joining up the dots in their colouring wheels and leave the intellectual debate to those who know what's really going on behind the SHANARRI stage scenery.

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Wow this is truly terrifying - and quite disgusting that they're singing songs about 'rights' while theirs are being taken away?! Argh!! Even more disturbing is that this means the Mail have written an article I agree with - what is the world coming to??!!
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Default The global standards parents need to worry about

Alice joins the dots...

The global standards parents need to worry about

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"For his entertainment we were required to sing songs and do revolutionary dances to thank Chairman Mao and the communist party.," says Lily Tang Williams.

A file was kept on each pupil which would document all their personal details, their family, where they lived, what their political class was, any politically incorrect behaviours, teachers` opinions, educational achievements etc.

Neither pupil nor the family would ever see those files but they would follow the child to college and then on to employment and it would be difficult to get any kind of job without one.
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Enlightened parents in Scotland will recognise that GIRFEC, the Named Person scheme and CfE are on the same journey as Chairman Mao`s communist China.

Children in Scottish schools are being encouraged to sing songs in favour of the totalitarian policy while being stripped of their personal data.

Meanwhile the Named Person will monitor and report on their parents.
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Default Propaganda being used in our schools to sell Named Person scheme

Courier column by Jenny Hjul, from 11 November.

Propaganda being used in our schools to sell Named Person scheme

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If any of my children were subjected to this tripe I would object on taste grounds alone. But the politicisation of Hopscotch, at taxpayers’ expense, raises more serious concerns.

The company’s administrator, Stephanie Black, told a Sunday newspaper they’d had “quite a lengthy chat with Education Scotland to make sure we were on the right page” and said the play had been “so successful that we’re bringing it back for a three-week tour in February”.

But for a company that claims its aim is to bring “Scottish culture and heritage” to schoolchildren, its latest output is very wide of the mark.
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Whatever your political persuasion, the Named Persons legislation introduces a level of state control over Scots’ lives that we should all be questioning.

It authorises the invasion of privacy according to a government checklist, which is administered by a stranger approved by another government checklist.
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Current law says social services can intervene where a child is at risk of significant harm. But Named Persons can intervene merely where there are concerns about a child’s “happiness”. All parents will be in the dock.
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Default 'WORLD'S Biggest Lesson' At Port School

More propaganda...from Inverclyde (where they are getting it right for every child, citizen and community).



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Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director for School Years at Education Scotland said: “We are pleased to be working with Unicef and Inverclyde Council to welcome the Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell to launch the World’s Largest Lesson at Newark Primary. The launch of the initiative highlights the new Sustainable Development Goals that our next generation of learners will be aiming to achieve. Newark is helping children and young people to realise their place in our society by supporting them to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they will need to contribute more effectively to social justice and sustainability, both in their own communities and around the world.”
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They all look creepy and sound creepy. Grooming springs to mind.

Every negative has a positive though. More parents will be investigating home education!
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