School Students 'Traumatised' After Investigating Classroom 'Murder'

Parents of primary school students are angry after their children were made to investigate an 'elf murder' as part of a classroom activity. 

Teachers at the Flowery Field Primary School in Greater Manchester, England converted the year four room into a fake crime scene which included blood smeared on the walls and tables and a red tape outline marking where the elf 'perished'.

The head teacher of the school, Ian Fell told the Metro UK that the students enjoyed the activity and that all of them were fully engaged and interested.

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‘I have been a teacher for 30 years and this is, in my judgement, an appropriate, engaging and exciting thing that children aged eight and nine have done. They have been so up for it."

But some parents have claimed their children were left distraught after the activity.

Image:Twitter/Flowery Field Primary School.
Image:Twitter/Flowery Field Primary School.
Image:Twitter/Flowery Field Primary School.
Image:Twitter/Flowery Field Primary School.

"The idea was elf had been murdered by another elf. My daughter came home and she was absolutely traumatised," one parent said.

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"I am very open with my children and I understand you can’t protect them from everything. But my child was very upset last night and had to sleep in my bed.’

Featured Image: Twitter/Flowery Field Primary School. 

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au