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Big Bang comments spark Midlothian school review

Adrian Smales has welcomed the council review

Adrian Smales has welcomed the council review

A review of teaching in Midlothian has been launched after a teacher aired creationist views during a science lesson.

Parent Adrian Smales complained to Lasswade High School after his S3 daughter returned home claiming her physics teacher had said evolution was not proven during a discussion about the Big Bang theory on the origins of the universe.

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Mr Smales met with head teacher Alan Williamson last week to discuss the issue.

Midlothian Council has investigated the incidentand education spokesman Councillor Lisa Beattie (SNP) said: “I want to make it clear that the teaching of creationism is not part of the science curriculum in Midlothian.”

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