Churchill and JK Rowling house names were ‘cancelled’ by the school, according to parents.


Churchill and JK Rowling’s house names were ‘cancelled,’ according to parents.

A SCHOOL has been chastised by parents for not using Sir Winston Churchill and JK Rowling as house names.

Sir David Attenborough and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst had four houses named after them at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School.

However, the school revealed that students requested a change because “names did not reflect the diverse community of our school.”

It also got rid of the Churchill and Rowling houses after a vote by the kids.

Marcus Rashford, a footballer and anti-poverty campaigner, and Mary Seacole, a black Crimean War nurse, have taken their places.

Parents in Richmond, Surrey, are split on the move.

Some people are outraged that Rowling, who has been accused of transphobia, has been chosen to replace Churchill, who has been accused of racism.

“A lot of us are quite shocked that the school authorities have decided that Churchill and Rowling’s contributions deserve to be erased from the records without so much as a consultation with parents,” one parent raged.

This is likely due in part to the alleged thought crimes committed by these two national figures.

“I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds this cowardly action repulsive.”

Alison Bateman, the headteacher, stands by the decision, which was announced to parents via a newsletter.

“Our children began discussing the changing of our school’s house names last year,” she explained.

“They didn’t think the names were representative of our school’s diverse community.”

“We believe it is critical that children’s voices be heard, which is why we backed their decision to name our houses after things like diversity, equality, and the environment.”

The governors and the diocese are completely behind us.”


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