by Arthur Foxake, 24 Nov, 2021
In a letter to parents, David Jackson, the headmaster of Farringtons School in Kent, said the institution had decided to reintroduce the compulsory wearing of face masks in classrooms and other confined areas within the senior school.
The measures would be in place “until further notice” amid
the increasing number of Covid-19 cases. Jackson added that students
exempt from the public school’s rules on masks would be asked to “wear a yellow badge to indicate this
One has to wonder how this head master qualified for a teaching job. Pupils who cannot wear a mask for medical and other reasons, should not be singled out in the first place. In view of the well evidenced scientific fact that children are at very little risk from COVID no pupil should be weearing a mask in class for prolonged periods. "The Science" which we are told the pandemic responses have been led by has shown conclusively that masks to not protect anybody against viruses and do not prevent transmission so the only purpose of exercises like this is to establish who it compliant with the diktat of the central authority and who it heading for the concentration camps. It will be tattoos for the unvaccinated next, as I've warned you before.
To make a
child, any child, wear any kind of visible label that differentiates an individual or group from the majority is an outrageous violation of that child's dignity and draws unwanted
attention to the child, possibly making them a target for bullying. And let's be realistic, no matter what idiotic platitudes headmasters spout about zero tolerance of bullying, it goes on in every school.
The move has been strongly criticised by a parent group who claimed that the Kent school, which charges £34,050 ($45,500) per year for boarders, has made a “deeply inappropriate” request by asking students to wear yellow badges. Molly Kingsley, co-founder of parent campaign group UsForThem said that the “historic connotations” associated with yellow badges made the move “deeply uncomfortable.”
Ms Kingsley also complained that asking children exempt from wearing masks, some of
whom are likely to be medically vulnerable, will only serve to further “stigmatise” them.
A spokesman for Farringtons School responded by saying, “the decision to re-introduce masks was taken following Public Health England advice in response to a spike in cases after the October half-term holiday.” They added that their primary motive was to keep the community safe.
Any type of yellow badge is deemed historically insensitive to some who claim it echoes Nazi-era genocide. Jews were forced to wear a yellow star so they could be easily marked out for segregation.