‘It’s my legal duty to protect children from harm’: British school principal

By introducing children to knives, skinning rabbits and shooting guns, Mike Fairclaw is not the typical British headmaster. But his biggest challenge is his advocacy against lockdowns and COVID-19 vaccines for children.

Fairclough has 20 years of experience running the state-funded West Rise Junior School for 7-11 year olds in Eastbourne. He was also one of the few education voices to express concern about the CCP’s (Communist Party of China) virus pandemic response and its impact on children.

He told The Epoch Times that he was a “reluctant campaigner” but felt it was “my legal duty to protect my children from harm.”

“We can see the potential harm in getting a child vaccinated,” he said. “Certainly, we know nothing about long-term safety data, so that’s why it’s worth the warning.”

Fairclough recently wrote a book called Rewilding Childhood. In it, he used his experience of lockdown to tell his parents, “Call for Rebellion: A liberating, transformative, joyful rebellion that fosters confidence and resilience in children.” Proven To Do”.

“Rewilding Childhood”

In the UK, two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to approximately 5 million children between the ages of 5 and 15.

Fairclough was recently suspended from Twitter for writing “The Prime Minister needs to speak up to protect our nation’s children from harm,” he said, adding, “In light of new data on vaccine injuries and vaccine deaths, what do you think about this? What kind of position do you take?”

Unlike many in the educational community, he shares his views openly, stating:“The government blindly followed China in a devastating blockade,” he said, adding that “the blockade has harmed our children.”

Fairclough’s approach to teaching is certainly different, too. West Rise has her 362 pupils, mostly from municipal lands, places that are some of the poorest parts of England.

“It’s helping communities that are very socially and economically deprived,” he said.

He added that the school has a very close connection with nature, with a farm, a forestry school and an apiary, where children are taught how to use knives and guns and find food. .

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Students learn to pick pigeons at Wise Rise Junior School in Eastbourne, England. File photo of unknown date. (Provided by Westrise Junior School)

“conforming person”

Fairclough teaches that it is important for children to “do more than just react to commands.”

“This is not about education, it is essentially about creating conforming individuals,” he said.

“That’s my whole point with kids. Not only are kids easily stimulated by something that’s obviously exciting, but they take it to the next level themselves, so they’re naturally curious.” It’s vigorous,” he said.

“There’s a reason all these traits are neglected and disrespected by the adult world. It’s because when you have a child who asks questions, is imaginative, takes risks, is comfortable with the unknown…the same They turn into adults with characteristics,” Fairclough said.

“And it’s dangerous for the government because people will start asking questions of… those in power,” he added.

Dr Tony Hinton, an NHS consultant for ear, nose and throat surgery, who endorsed Fairclough and wrote the foreword to his book, has also been vocal about the harm of lockdowns to children, saying that children I have repeatedly stated that I should not. A COVID-19 jab is given.

“I think it’s the children who are treated the worst,” Hinton told The Epoch Times, expressing concern over what happened to children over the past two years. added that it has seen an increase in children with hearing or language problems.

Like Fairclough, Hinton is the rare voice calling into question the COVID-19 narrative in the UK medical community. In May, Hinton was permanently banned from his Twitter account for questioning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women.

Regarding children growing up in a “dominant, fear-mongering world,” Hinton said Fairclough’s approach was “worth it” in that it “prompted them to ask questions.”

“No choice”

“There are many teachers and principals who share my opinion,” says Fairclough, but many are afraid to speak up for fear of losing their jobs.

“I am in exactly the same position,” he said. “I have already been investigated twice for being outspoken about this, and in both cases the authorities dropped the complaint that came from criticizing vaccines for children.” he said.

“I often get very worried about my position, which means I can’t afford to lose my job and my home,” said Fairclough, a father of four.

“But I have no choice, especially as I am the only voice in education that I am aware of,” he said.

Pre-pandemic, Fair Claw and the school were the subject of much media coverage, with some sparking controversy mainly about the school’s rural administration day, where children learn to shoot shotguns and rifles and skin rabbits. There was some criticism, he said, but it only “revitalized international support from the public.”

Opposing lockdowns and COVID-19 vaccines for children, however, is an entirely different beast.

He has always been a “dissident,” arguing in his books that imagination is the way children learn about the world, especially in the post-Corona era.

“I think kids already have everything they need. They’re resilient, they take risks, they’re deeply appreciative of what they have. I am,” he said.

“And that’s what makes adults miserable because they stop being emotional, they stop being playful, they stop taking risks, they start to fear the unknown, they start to lose their appreciation for things, they start to “Because we’re starting to learn not to see the magic of, and tend to give, that power to other people, including states, and this is what’s happened in the last few years,” Fairclaw said. .

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