A PRIMARY school has banned kids from dressing up for Halloween in a barmy bid to be more “inclusive”.
Teachers at Edinburgh’s draconian St Davids Roman Catholic Primary ordered kids to leave the costumes at home after TWO parents complained.
As an alternative to the Halloween celebrations, the two-person parent council organised an ‘Autumn Dance’ next month.
They claimed “children would be able to dress as they wished” and claimed it will “not put any additional strain on family budgets and be inclusive of all students”.
An email announcing the decision warned: “It was felt that any event organised for Halloween would not be inclusive of all children at the school.
“The costs involved for parents would put strain on family budgets.
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“Sadly, the issue of Hallowe’en has become quite contentious and this also played a part in our decision.”
The school is described on its website as “multicultural, friendly and inclusive” and teaches religious education other than Catholicism.
But one mum raged: “St David’s Primary is situated right next to Pirniehall Primary School.
“Last year it was so lovely to see the other kids from Pirniehall having fun and ours weren’t allowed to because we were told the decision had been made by the parent council to not let the kids dress up because ‘some families don’t celebrate Halloween.’
“I felt so sad for the kids. No religion or politics should interfere with children.
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“It feels like back to the dark century where children have no voice and parents can decide everything they do for them.
“I am shocked, we are living in Edinburgh one of the most tolerant cities in the UK, but we have been told our children can’t celebrate Hallowe’en at school because ‘it’s not our culture’.
“How is it that this decision has come down to two parents?”
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