HIGH school students have blasted teachers accusing them of pushing anti-Brexit beliefs in assemblies and classrooms.
Sixth formers at St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Slough, say educators have been pouring remainer propaganda down their throats telling them backing a second referendum “would be in their interest”.
They added that a senior teacher lambasted Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in an assembly last week, telling them: “We’re not going to remember these two.”
Some pupils are concerned staff could “mould the minds” of more junior students and fear it could be a nationwide issue.
One student, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Metro that after showing a picture of Johnson and Trump, the a staff member then showed a picture of climate change activist Greta Thunberg and said: “We’re going to remember her, we’re not going to remember these two.”
Another student said the same teacher implied The President and Tory minister Jacob Rees-Mogg were “essentially idiots”.
One of the boys said another senior teacher actively encouraged students to back a second referendum during an “enrichment session” late last year.
He said: “He just tells us about how Brexit isn’t good for us and how it’s going to ruin our future.”
Students have described teachers as pedalling “propaganda”.
One student said a teacher has come into the classroom and “interacted with pupils for about 20 minutes talking to us about Brexit”.
He added: “I just think that’s beyond opinion he’s just furthering his own agenda.”
He said teachers encouraged debate at his previous school but said ‘there was never a sense of bias’.
One student said staff urged students to throw their weight behind a second referendum in class after playing a clip of a House of Commons debate.
In a statement, St Joseph’s said: “Our community is vibrant and diverse; one where we encourage different views and perspectives to be shared and discussed.
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“Just like every other school in the country, we have obviously looked at the current political environment we are in.
“While it is impossible for us to say that no staff member has expressed a personal belief, we can say that through debates and discussions we have explored all sides of the Brexit debate.
“In doing so, it has never been our intention to try and influence any student’s political beliefs or views.”
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