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    Austrailian school in row over Hitler costume prize

    27 August 2010 Last updated at 12:16 GMT

    Australian school apologises for Hitler costume prize


    The school says it will restrict costumes to more "appropriate" characters
    A Catholic school in Australia has apologised to parents after teachers awarded a costume prize to a child dressed as Adolf Hitler.
    The class of nine- and 10-year-olds had been asked to dress up as famous people at the school in Western Australia.
    Teachers declared the winner to be a boy who dressed as the Nazi leader, who was wearing an outfit featuring the swastika.
    The principal said in hindsight the school would have done it differently.
    The school in Perth, which has not been identified, was forced to apologise after complaints from the public that the costume was distasteful.
    'Sensitivities'
    In an interview with the West Australian newspaper, the headteacher said he believed people had made a "mountain out of a molehill" out of the issue.
    He said that "some people got upset because kids called out Hitler", but said that they had just been voicing their opinions on who should win.
    He defended the school's actions, describing it as a "one-off thing", and adding that Hitler "was a fairly famous person".
    In his letter to parents, he said similar activities would be restricted to characters "appropriate for primary school-aged students".
    Parents were also told children would be taught to understand the "sensitivities" that surround certain figures.
    The school was also criticised for allowing the children to dress up as vampires and the grim reaper, he told the newspaper.
    Last week, another school in western Australia received widespread criticism after a teacher asked students to plan a terrorist attack as part of an assignment.
    The assignment was later withdrawn.


    Source - www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific

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    Guess the Devil and Osama are out as well then, what about the kids hooman rights to dress up as he wants to?

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    They are probably from Tasmania, humans don't live there, ask any Aussie.





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    Australian parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    Last week, another school in western Australia received widespread criticism after a teacher asked students to plan a terrorist attack as part of an assignment.

    I really don't see a problem if the proposed attack was targetting Tasmania

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    Catholic school . . . dress as a priest and hand out sweets to little boys, that one has been a winner for them for years.

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    Anybody remember the same thing happened a few years ago in Israel?

    A Hitler costume won first prize. The jury were the students. It really caused an uproar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    They are probably from Tasmania, humans don't live there, ask any Aussie.

    Only place in the world where one is the odd one out if you don't have two heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    Last week, another school in western Australia received widespread criticism after a teacher asked students to plan a terrorist attack as part of an assignment.

    I really don't see a problem if the proposed attack was targetting Tasmania

    I do not see a problem with that at all as a learning experience. In fact, giving an assignment like that toa good number of capable people could yield much insight into how to prevent a real attack.

    It's amazing how the PC crowd loves to twist anything they can out of context.

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    These Jews are a world scale scourge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wefearourdespot View Post
    These Jews are a world scale scourge.
    This whole story sounds like an episode of South Park, was the winning child's name Cartman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wefearourdespot View Post
    These Jews are a world scale scourge.
    This whole story sounds like an episode of South Park, was the winning child's name Cartman?
    Sounds about right - last week we had a teacher setting "create a terrorist plot" as a school project?
    South Park must be one of our government departments?

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