Apparently the hyper-PC British find “black sheep” offensive.
(Daily Mail) — A school has been accused of political correctness after changing the words of a traditional children’s nursery rhyme.
At their Easter concert, pupils at Park Hill School swapped the word ‘black’ in Baa Baa Black Sheep for ‘little’ as they sang.
It confused parents and friends watching the performance at the fee-paying Kingston Upon Thames school.
Kingston Councillor Andrea Craig, whose son sang in the show, tweeted on the night: ‘At my son’s Easter concert I saw a song called Baa Baa Little Sheep which I assumed was new.
‘Not so – not allowed black. Really?’
The school insisted the song had been changed as a way of teaching children phonics and to fit in with the Easter theme, rather than a skewed approach to political correctness.
Marketing manager Holly Christie said: ‘We sang that because it fitted in with the theme of what we were doing. It was about baby sheep.
‘We have always had adjustments to Baa Baa Black Sheep just because the children like to sing different variations of that.
‘It’s a way of teaching phonics so that children understand these words that they are using that then they are reading.’