Scotland School asks Five Year Olds if they are gay or Transgender

Jan 5, 2023

“Welcome to Scotland today we would not blame parents for removing their children out of the Scottish Education system!”

“Scotland is broken and the only people responsible are currently living the life of luxury at our expense #nicolasturgeon and her party mates!”

The criticism of the school in Inverness comes after the Scottish Government was criticised for pushing sex surveys into schools asking youngsters graphic questions about issues such as anal or oral sex

Jan 5, 2033 – John Glover

A Scottish primary school that asked kids as young as five if they are gay or transgender has been blasted by parents and politicians labelling it a “rainbow indoctrination camp”.

Merkinch Primary School in Inverness gave its pupils an “equality and diversity survey”, which asked children if they identified as “gay or transgender”.

Niall Fraser of the Scottish Family Party shared an image of the controversial survey on social media that led to concerns from parents and other Twitter users. 

READ MORE: SNP trans policy turning youth into ‘Chairman Mao’s Young Army’ as teacher makes ‘indoctrination’ claim

A party spokesman confirmed that a parent had raised concerns with them directly after the survey was issued to pupils during the autumn 2022 term.

Fraser tweeted: “Scottish Primary schools are acting as rainbow indoctrination camps. ‘Give me the child until he is 7 and I’ll show you the (trans)man’.”

He added that all complaints should be directed to local MSP Fergus Ewing, who is one of the few SNP backbenchers who dares speak out against the leadership.

The children were asked: “Have you ever laughed or been unkind to someone who you felt was different to you? It followed a yes or no format with a “please tell us about this” to give the teacher more detail.

The next question was “Have you ever laughed or been unkind to someone who said they had two mums or two dads?”

Following a similar format, the next question asks: “Have you ever laughed or been unkind to someone because they said they were gay or transgender?”

The final question on the page reads: “If you identify as gay or transgender, has anyone in our school laughed at or been unkind to you because of that?” 

Like the previous questions it had a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ tick box and then the option to “please tell us about this”.

It is not clear what age groups the survey was issued to but like other Scottish primary schools, Merkinch educates children aged between five and 11.

Last year, Highland Council was one of the authorities to drop plans for the controversial Scottish Government survey that quizzed secondary pupils on their sexual experiences.

‘SNP-green indoctrination of our young’

In response to the tweet, one user wrote: “Wrong, wrong, wrong. Kids should be allowed to be kids, not having this nonsense subliminally drummed in to them. How many will go home and ask parents what gay and transgender actually means?”

Another added: “State sanctioned grooming by SNP” with one going as far to describe the survey as “institutional child abuse”.

Becky Argyle wrote: “As a granny of four young grandchildren I can say it is rife in Scottish primary schools and it is totally unacceptable to any right minded person …..we know this is SNP-green indoctrination of our young.”

A teacher wrote: “As a primary teacher, and I think I speak for most, we really wish we could be left to focus solely on literacy and numeracy, with a bit of topic based history/geography/science thrown in. So fed up of all these ‘extras’ and certainly would refuse this nonsense.”

The school was criticised in 2018 after it made the decision to make its sports day non-binary putting and end to boys and girls only races.

Merkinch Primary made the move at the time following Highland Council emailing out its new guidelines to improve inclusion for pupil who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQI).

However, at the time Highland Council dismissed the notion the school scrapped same-sex races at the school following the publications of its LGBTQI guidelines.

A spokesman for the Scottish Family Party told the Scottish Daily Express the survey was issued to pupils during the autumn 2022 term, which ran from August to December.

A Highland Council spokeswoman said: “The purpose of the voluntary and anonymous pupil survey was to collect insights on pupil wellbeing which will help to inform the wider school improvement plan. Participating pupils from Primary 1 to 4 took the survey home to complete with an adult and Primary 5 to 7 pupils were able to complete independently in school.



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