School in England that segregates rich and poor children at play time

 School segregates rich and poor children at play time

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Wednesbury Oak Academy in Tipton, West Mids, is accused of creating ‘rich and poor zones’ in its school after segregating purples according to family wealth at play time.


The Birmingham Mail reported that the school told parents they had until the end of the year (2017) to ‘donate’ to the school. The school wanted parents to pay £6 for the child to use the playground with the children of those who couldn’t play not allowed to play with the children from wealthier families.


When asked about the segregation School Principle Maria Bull Said the money was to fund sports equipment. However the school had already received £9’000 for sports equipment and only actually purchased a football, rugby ball, tube of tennis balls, a slinky and a couple of skipping ropes.


The small school of just 45 pupils is facing pressure to reverse the segregation and address its financial standings.


Only 80 of the 450 children’s parents supported the segregation.


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