Teacher gets caned
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.