Stonewall has told teachers to drop the terms ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ in favour of ‘learners,’ and run mixed-sex PE classes.
The controversial LGBT charity is encouraging teachers to remove both gendered language and gendered uniforms in schools, and is suggesting that children should compete against those of the opposite sex in sport. According to a series of guides from the charity, school uniform policies should ‘give the option to wear a skirt as well as the option to wear trousers’.
The charity’s work in primary schools is funded by the Government’s Equalities Office, according to one of Stonewall’s guides seen by The Daily Telegraph.
Stonewall’s guides advise staff to: ‘Avoid dividing learners by gender, whether in the classroom (you could divide them by their favourite colour, month of birth or something else) or through uniform, sports activities or other aspects of school life.’
One pamphlet states that transgender pupils should use the toilets, changing rooms and dormitories on school trips that they feel most comfortable being in. Schools with fewer than 100 pupils that are members of the Stonewall School & College Champion programme pay a yearly minimum fee of £150 plus VAT.