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12:00 | 21st November 2017

News: UK

Mon 22 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We believe such language should be challenged whenever it is heard in school

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A secondary school in Sheffield has undertaken a survey in a bid to tackle gay issues amongst its students.

The school has begun a month of events in an aim to focus on pressing issues concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

A teacher from the school in Bents Green, reportedly told thestar.co.uk "We wanted to find out how much of this language is here, who uses it and whether it effectively dealt with,"

"We discovered it is endemic, particularly among the boys, who frequently use expressions like 'it's so gay' as a term of abuse. We found it was common from Year 7 all the way up to the sixth form, and we have set up a working party from senior staff to discuss the problem,"

"We believe such language should be challenged whenever it is heard in school."



The school held a number of activities from debates, assemblies and story writing competition, where student had to write an alternative ending for the gay storyline within EastEnders.

A debate took place where the students had to argue on the topic of gay asylum.

 

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