Over 5,000 mother and father and anxious residents have joined forces to take the Welsh authorities to court docket over Relationships and Intercourse Training classes in faculties.
The brand new RSE curriculum is obligatory and can begin in Welsh faculties in September.
Dad and mom are involved that youngsters as younger as three can be taught about inappropriate subjects in school, reminiscent of controversial gender ideology.
They’re additionally offended that the Welsh authorities has refused to present mother and father “their time-honoured proper” to withdraw their youngsters from the teachings.
The mother and father have filed papers within the Excessive Courtroom in Cardiff and instructed worldwide human rights barrister Paul Diamond to characterize them.
A response is predicted in early Might and if a judicial evaluate is granted, it’s prone to be heard earlier than the faculties return in September.
The authorized motion is being led by marketing campaign group Public Child Protection Wales (PCPW), which is crowdfunding to finance the case.
Kim Isherwood, a mother or father of two teenage boys aged 13-17 from Port Talbot, mentioned most mother and father are oblivious to the adjustments coming in.
“This new curriculum isn’t just like the stand-alone RSE classes that pupils and oldsters are used to. It’s embedded into each lesson throughout the curriculum,” she mentioned.
“The brand new necessary factor additionally implies that each baby aged 3-16 should participate. It can’t be prevented by anybody, and there are not any rights for fogeys to request info on what can be taught, at what age, or to ask that their baby sit out.”
Lucia Thomas, a mother or father and accountant from Porthcawl who’s backing the marketing campaign, mentioned the brand new curriculum was a breach of safeguarding and amounted to the “sexualisation of youngsters, not the schooling of youngsters”.
“A good friend of mine witnessed two six-year-old women holding palms and an aged woman mentioned ‘you two are good women taking care of one another’, the 2 women responded by saying ‘we’re lesbians and our instructor mentioned that this was okay’,” she mentioned.
“Some youngsters, on the top of hormonal fluctuation, are informed they need to ‘discover’ whether or not they’re transgender, just because though a feminine by intercourse, they like boys’ video games and actions.
“We’re deeply involved that in our present tradition, there’s a progressive, aggressive foyer which is in search of to push onto youngsters and younger folks ideologies which oldsters would discover inappropriate.”
She added, “The brand new Invoice performs on the feelings of youngsters and may unnecessarily confuse them. That is nothing in need of a breach of safeguarding – and its being dedicated by our authorities.”