Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Inoffensive technology

BECTA is the government's "educational technology agency", and it sounds like an exciting place:

Becta leads the national drive to inspire and lead the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. It's our ambition to create a more exciting, rewarding and successful experience for learners of all ages and abilities enabling them to achieve their potential.
Provided, that is, the learning experience doesn't involve pigs:
A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".


Anonymous said...

"Becta leads the national drive to inspire and lead..": there's style, boyo.

Anonymous said...

More Government drivel !