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Primary school children banned from using certain words

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/02/2013. Primary school children banned from using certain wordsTags: Parenting Parenting Kids

A primary school in England has banned its pupils from using certain words.

The initiative - which could lead to schools in Ireland following suit - has seen parents issued with a list of words their kids should be discouraged from saying, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Sacred Heart Primary School in Middlesbrough explained the scheme is aimed at preventing youngsters from using northern phrases that could hamper their chances of gaining employment should they be used in an interview situation.

Mums and dads have been asked to keep an eye on their kids' usage of words and phrases such as "nowt", "yous" and "I dunno" after they regularly appeared in both speech and written work.

Carol Walker, head teacher at the school, said: "You don't want the children to lose their identity, but you do want them to be able to communicate properly with people and be understood."

Ms Walker added it is very important that children are able to use standard English in applications and job interviews.

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