Bev Turner says a trans row at her children’s school left her furious.
The GB News presenter spoke about new advice from the charity Stonewall about ‘removing unnecessarily gendered language” from the classroom.
Speaking to Emily Carver and Ben Leo on Good Afternoon Britain, Bev spoke on a relevant incident at her children’s school which left her wanting to go in to vent her frustrations.
“This happened in the sixth form at my children’s school”, she said.
Bev Turner was left furious by an incident at her children’s school
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“It was the girls who objected to being called girls. They called a meeting with the teacher and said, ‘you need to call us they, not girls’.
“I would love to go into my kids’ sixth form and tell those girls why it matters that they are young women and why that will be important to them and why that will make their life different to the boys.
The matter was discussed on Good Afternoon Britain
“It made my blood boil, to be honest.”
Ben Leo said parents face a challenge in finding a school to send their children to that will not “indoctrinate them with nonsense like this”.
Bev responded by saying the ideas are predominantly coming from social media as opposed to schools, arguing they are “indoctrinating themselves”.
“They are bombarded by powerful information all day”, she said.
“That’s when they need teachers to be the adults in the room and say ‘enough’.”
It comes after Stonewall outlined its new annual report that revealed at least 300 schools around England remain signed up to the ‘champions scheme’, despite Government shuns.
Schools must be signed up to the scheme for two years and provide evidence of their commitment to inclusivity in lessons as well as policies in order to reach ‘Stonewall gold status’.
Those signed up are urged to use ‘they’ instead of ‘he/she’ and ‘children’ or ‘young people’ instead of ‘boys and girls’.
Other demands include installing gender-neutral toilets and making boys and girls wear the same uniforms.
A spokesman for Stonewall said: “LGBTQ+ children still face high levels of bullying and significant barriers in education, so it is only right for schools to create an environment where they can grow up supported and safe to learn.”