Head quits after telling pupils Brexit Britain would ban Santa
A HEADMASTER who told pupils that Brexit would ban Santa Claus has quit.
Dr Richard Steward claimed ‘foreign citizen’ Santa would be barred from flying his sleigh to the UK in what he said was a ‘fun’ assembly on the last day before Christmas.
He joked that imports of Christmas trees and wine would be stopped and there would be no more turkeys due to a lack of eastern European farm workers. He also suggested that it would be the last decent festive period pupils would have before Britain withdraws from the EU in March. Dr Steward’s speech to pupils at The Woodroffe School, an outstanding-rated comprehensive secondary in Lyme Regis, Dorset, was the talk of parents in the Brexit stronghold.
On the first day back at school, Dr Steward, 57, announced he was quitting. Yesterday, Dr Steward said he was bewildered by complaints about his assembly which he said was meant to be a ‘fun way to end the term’. The head said his decision to retire after 16 years was not connected to his assembly.