A year to clean five schools of sexism – shouldn’t others do the same?

Experiment gets teachers and primary pupils to look at life through ‘gender equality lens’

A class of 10-year-olds are sitting on the carpet looking at their teacher with open mouths. Their faces say: outrage.

Their teacher, Rosemary O’Brien, has put up a statement on the board – a real one, by the Football Association in 1921. Football is “quite unsuitable for females”, it says. Across the classroom, pupils are voicing their disagreement.

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