Pupils dedicated ‘black neighbour’ workout

Image copyright Naomi Davis Image caption Naomi Davis said her daughter Chayse felt “singled out” in the diversity lesson

A school asked pupils to rank potential neighbours based on who they would most like to live next to – from a listing which included “a black person” and a “gay man”.

Parent Naomi Davis complained to Bristol Free School when daughter Chayse told her about the exercise.

She said the exercise had been designed to do “something positive” but “hadn’t achieved its objective”.

The school said it would “review the materials as a result of her concerns”.

It said the citizenship and diversity lesson was part of a “unit of work aimed at heightening students’ understanding of the advantages of living in a diverse and inclusive society”.

When her 11 -year-old daughter came home, Ms Davis said, she told her mum she wanted “to show you something and I don’t think it’s going to attain you happy”.

‘Very apologetic’

She then indicated her a photo she had taken of the worksheet.

It invited pupils to rank potential neighbours, including 😛 TAGEND Someone with a learning difficulty A vegetarian A guitarist in a band A teenage parent A hoody wearer Image caption Bristol Free School said the lesson was about citizenship and diversity

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