An email form the school, which is not named, was posted on Twitter by journalist Allison Pearson.
The school cites an “increase” in the number of COVID cases, despite the fact that infection levels in the UK have been flat or even in decline over recent weeks, as a justification for re-introducing mandatory mask rules.
“Those pupils who were exempt from wearing a mask last academic year will once again be exempt and should wear a yellow badge,” states the email.
See below. Email from the school. Children must wear a Yellow Badge to prove they’re mask-exempt.
Does the school have teachers who know their history? pic.twitter.com/c6mYSa8UA7
— Allison Pearson (@AllisonPearson) November 17, 2021
The yellow badge is historically understood to symbolize a “badge of shame” and was imposed on Jews at numerous points throughout history to denote them as ethnic or religious outsiders.
While no one is comparing the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany to kids being forced to wear yellow badges, the use of such a symbol is still odious and morally bankrupt.
“Does the school have teachers who know their history?” asked Pearson.
As we previously reported, teachers at a Colorado Springs middle school forced children to tape masks to their face in what was described as an act of “child abuse.”
After an education expert asserted in an article that forcing schoolchildren to wear face masks was causing psychological trauma, Forbes deleted the piece soon after it began to go viral.
As we previously highlighted, a study found that mean IQ scores of young children born during the pandemic have tumbled by as much as 22 points while verbal, motor and cognitive performance have all suffered as a result of lockdown and mask mandates.