The posts were highlighted by several members of staff at the school, with teacher Mrs Ahmed saying: “Lessons like this make me feel proud to be a part of this school.”
Headteacher Miss Offord said: “Excellent lesson in critical thinking, so proud of our school.”
The social media posts received more than 1,300 “likes”, with fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex responding with warm praise and compliments on pupils’ writing.
“This generation is gonna abolish the monarchy,” said one Twitter user, “Beautiful”.
But one online critic said they were “absolutely stunned” the school had endorsed the lesson, while another asked: “So now they are teaching Oprah in school? Isn’t there a standard curriculum for teachers to follow?”
Dr Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert, co-ordinator and head of education at Don’t Divide Us – a voluntary association of parents, teachers and academics which campaigns against the “divisive obsession” with racial identity – said the lesson as shown on social media was “incredibly one-sided” and “very partisan”.
For it not to be considered “indoctrination”, she said, “there would need to be evidence that children had been encouraged to reflect on a range of issues”, with the work on show suggesting no other “possibilities have been considered”.
“It is inculcating a set of cultural values,” she said, adding that the lesson was “conceptually quite complicated” for nine and…