By JONATHAN BUCKS
CHILDREN were told to write to their parents explaining why they had converted to Islam as part of a bizarre homework assignment.
Year 8 Pupils at Les Beaucamp High School in Guernsey were asked to explain to their parents “how becoming a pupil has changed your life [and] how much you love your family and hope they can accept your choice”.
Teacher Amber Stables told pupils: “Focus: How would it make you feel having to tell your parents this? How would/could they react?”
Ms Stables added a disclaimer that the homework is a piece of creative writing and fictional.
She said: “YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY CONVERTING TO ISLAM.
“It is purely to test your knowledge of what we have learnt this year and how well you can argue objectively!!!!”
The news comes in the wake of the Trojan Horse plot last year which saw hard-line Islamists allegedly trying to take over a number of Birmingham schools and oust non-Muslim staff.
A similar incident in California last year sparked fury after pupils were asked to sing about spreading Islam.
Pupils were told to sing: “This is their fight / Spread Islam now / Prove they’re right.”
Just a month later pupils in Minnesota were told to sing a song about Ramadan at a Christmas concert.
A county in Virginia was also forced to close all its schools amid growing fury after students were told to write the shahada, an Islamic declaration of faith, in Arabic calligraphy.