Choc tac­tic not fes­tive

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Federal Politics -

CHIL­DREN as young as four were left in tears af­ter be­ing told at school that Fa­ther Christ­mas was made-up and hav­ing choco­late San­tas and rein­deer smashed.

The British young­sters were left in tears af­ter at­tend­ing the assem­bly at Fleet Wood Lane School in Spald­ing, Lin­colnshire hosted by a Chris­tian char­ity. It is un­der­stood the woman de­liv­er­ing the assem­bly on Thurs­day was try­ing to ex­plain that Je­sus was the rea­son be­hind Christ­mas, not Santa, who had been “made up”.

Head teacher Rachael Cot­ton said she had apol­o­gised to par­ents. “I have writ­ten to par­ents and as­sured them that we will not be us­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from this char­ity again.”

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