Poll Context: Children As Young As 4 Explore Their Sexuality at “Transgender Day” At School.
Earlier this year is was reported that despite parents saying they’re “unhappy” with the plan, the head of St Mary the Virgin Primary School in Hartfield, East Sussex confirmed that students aged 4 – 11 years of age would participate in a series of chats and workshops about transgender issues.
Emma Maltby, head of the 100-student St Mary the Virgin Primary School in Hartfield, East Sussex, described the event as a way for children to learn about the values of tolerance, respect and celebrating differences.
“One of the areas we will be discussing shortly is gender identity, and we felt that it was important to involve parents in their child’s learning by holding an information session,” she said. “We have had a very positive response to the event and the opportunity to learn more about this relevant topic, although three families have chosen to withdraw their children from school.”
What do you think about introducing gender issues to very young children? Do you think it’s a good idea, or would you remove your children from those days?