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Case Report: Children at Manchester Primary School Tasked with Drawing Pictures of Trans and Queer People

New photo evidence emerges.


Project Stark has uncovered images from a primary school’s website showing what look like 5 to 6-year old children presenting drawings of transgender and queer people.

The school is based in Manchester, England, where they “inspire” children between the ages of 3 and 11.


On Oswald Road Primary School’s website, a statement reads:

“As part of PRIDE month, we invited the children to complete an LGBT+ project at home. Pride month is all about acceptance and equality. At Oswald Road, we celebrate the work of LGBT people: their positive impact on our shared history, community and future. We’ve seen some fabulously creative projects – thank you to everyone who contributed.”

Here are some of the pictures, which were uploaded earlier this year:


As a part of a “quality assurance framework”, the school boasts of their participation in the “Rainbow Flag Award” . They further outline:

“Through a process of self-assessment and ongoing monitoring and feedback, schools will determine how well they are providing safe and supportive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students, taking a whole school approach.”

To provide this “safe and supportive environment”, they use the following resources in their Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) lessons:


Deborah Howard, Headteacher at Oswald Road Primary School, describes Oswald Road as a “lovely school with fantastic children, staff and families. The staff work incredibly hard on a daily basis, all wanting the same thing…the very best for the children.”


Existing statutory requirements on political impartiality in UK schools, regardless of type or funding arrangement, requires them to:

  1. Prohibit the promotion of partisan political views

  2. Take steps to ensure the balanced presentation of opposing views on political issues when they are brought to the attention of pupils


Nothing on the school’s website provides assurance that Howard and her colleagues are abiding by this law.


Do the parents of Oswald Road’s 3 to 11-year-old students know their school is pushing partisan gender ideology on their children?

Did they have any say in it?

Does this constitute impartial teaching?

Is it appropriate for a primary school to celebrate sexuality, or indeed, a highly political ideology?

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