Teacher gets caned

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

A SCHOOL in Eng­land has been forced to apol­o­gise af­ter a teacher told her nine and 10-year-old stu­dents that Santa wasn’t real.

The teacher stunned her young pupils by teach­ing a les­son that re­vealed Santa was a myth.

Let­ters the chil­dren had sent over the years never re­ally got to Santa’s home in La­p­land and were in­stead dealt with by Bri­tain’s Royal Mail ser­vice, she told them.

The in­ci­dent, so close to Christ­mas, has ou­traged par­ents who said the teacher had taken away one of the best things about be­ing a kid.

But one mother, Sally Jones, 32,was not up­set and rather more prag­matic.

‘‘The only ad­van­tage of Santa as a par­ent is that you have got some­one to blame if chil­dren don’t get what they want,’’ she said.

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