The British newspaper the Scottish Sun reports on a recent pronouncement from an “Instagram Influencer.” I know what Instagram is, but I had not been aware that it had “influencers.” I also had not really been aware that British millennials successfully rivaling ours in deficient masculinity. Wow!
Freddie Bentley, 22, said he thought the schoolsâ€™ curriculum on the devastating conflict should be cut back because it was â€œso intenseâ€.
Bentley, who appeared on The Circle, told Good Morning Britain today: â€œIt was a hard situation, World War 2, I don’t want anyone to think I’m being disrespectful.â€
He added: â€œI remember learning it as a child thinking â€˜Oh my God it’s so intenseâ€™.â€
He thought that any mental health issues a youngster may have could be worsened by learning about the war that saw the Allied forces defeat Nazi Germany.
He told the showâ€™s presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway: â€œ’I don’t think encouraging death or telling people how many people died in the world war is going to make it better.â€
Instead of youngsters learning about the horrendous war that claimed at least 70million lives, Bentley suggested schools could instruct pupils in topics such as understanding Brexit and how to get a mortgage.
He said: â€œThere’s so many problems going on in the world, like Brexit, that’s not taught in schools.
â€œWhen I left school it hit me like a ton of bricks – I didn’t know anything to do with life.”
Currently, Key Stage 3 pupils learn about about the war, covering areas such as the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, the Battle of Dunkirk and Winston Churchill’s leadership.