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School Makes Nursery Rhyme Politically Correct

Boys and girls at a British school were told to change the words of a traditional nursery rhyme at their Easter concert over concerns that some parents belive are rooted in political correctness.

So instead of performing “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” children at Park Hill School in Kingston Upon Thames were told to sing “Baa Baa Little Sheep.”


Parent Andrea Craig wondered if it had something to do with political correctness.

“At my son’s Easter concert I saw a song called Baa Baa Little Sheep which I assumed was new,” she tweeted. “Not so – not allowed black. Really.?”

The school denied it had anything to do with political correctness. They said they were simply teaching children phonics.

Craig told The Daily Mail she can appreciate that the school is teaching children about what different words mean – but to use a nursery rhyme is the wrong way.

“But this is one nursery rhyme I personally don’t think should be used because it could be so easily misconstrued as political correctness gone mad,” she told the newspaper.

It’s not the first time the nursery rhyme has come under fire. In 2006 pre-school children were taught a new version of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” called “Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep.”