Teacher accidentally gave pupils swear-laden joke homework
What a twit-twoo! Teacher accidentally gave pupils homework with the instruction ‘draw the rest of the f***ing owl’
- A sheet handed out at Holderness Academy was supposed to be a drawing guide
- But 11- and 12-year-olds were handed copies of a swear-laden internet meme
- It had a simple two step process – one of drawing two simple circles, and the next telling students to ‘draw the rest of the f***ing owl’
A teacher was left feeling a twit after accidentally giving pupils homework featuring a swear-laden guide on how to draw an owl.
An instruction sheet handed out to 11- and 12-year-olds at Holderness Academy and Sixth Form in Hull, West Yorkshire, was supposed to help the children’s sketching skills.
But instead it gave only two tips – the first was drawing two simple circles, and the next told students to ‘draw the rest of the f***ing owl.’
While pupils are said to have found the gaffe hilarious, some parents slammed the work as ‘lazy teaching’.
The humorous bird-sketching instructional became a popular internet meme in the early 2010s, and its memorable punchline is used as a way of illustrating poor directional advice or a great lack of information.
The humorous bird-sketching instructional became a popular internet meme in the early 2010s. It is referenced as a way of illustrating poor directional advice or a great lack of information
The headteacher of the school, Scott Wilson, apologised for the blunder.
He said: ‘A member of staff was browsing the internet for some material to support the students’ learning with pencil drawing.
‘The offensive word on the worksheet was not spotted and was posted as part of some scheduled work for the class.
‘As soon as this was realised, the work was immediately taken down from our remote learning platform and an apology sent to parents and students.
‘Our staff have received very positive feedback for our high quality remote provision but we wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused.’
One father at the school, who did want to be named said: ‘It’s just lazy isn’t it?
‘The teacher has clearly just pulled off the first thing that comes up when you put ‘how to draw an owl’ into google and not even bothered to check it, before sending it to hundreds of pupils.
‘I know teachers are under pressure, but that’s just lazy. It clearly had not been checked before it was sent out.’
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