Originally Wingfield Comprehensive School it became a specialist school and renamed Wingfield Business & Enterprise College before becoming Wingfield Academy in August this year. Youngsters with ginger hair were targeted on their way to classes and inside the building as other students kicked them. The sole purpose is to beat up other children with red hair. Talk show host Larry King dies aged 87 at LA hospital just three weeks after being transferred from the ICU... How carers kept my disabled son locked up for a year to avoid coronavirus - but he got it anyway. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. When I spoke to the police they said they would treat it as an assault, but it is up to the school to involve them.'. The Facebook event "National Kick a Ginger" day has almost 4,700 members across Canada and has sparked a rash of opinions in support and against on the social networking site. A number of websites have chosen Nov 20 as an ‘official’ National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. Samantha Russell said the kids kicked her daughter Gwendolyn Russell because she is a redhead. Eventually, Cartman realises the error of his ways and the town decides to overlook their differences and live in peace. SNP vows to UNILATERALLY hold a second Scottish independence referendum if Sturgeon wins May election - and... We can vaccinate ALL teachers, say schools: Heads send Boris a plan for huge seven-day operation  to... Disney+ blocks under-sevens from watching 'racist' Peter Pan, Dumbo and The Aristocats for breaching... We're sadder, poorer... and fatter: Mail on Sunday survey finds Britain is suffering under lockdown - but... PETER HITCHENS: So is this really an epidemic of despair? A Tecumseh woman wants a group of Grade 9 students at L'Essor high school suspended after they repeatedly kicked her daughter. Kick a Ginger day was tied to a South Park episode, where "Ginger Kids" people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles are targeted in a class presentation put on by Cartmen, the shows most narrow minded and often derogatory character. 'The two kids who kicked my daughter were given lunchtime detention and made to apologise, but how do we know they will not go for her again outside school. The group is currently being investigated by the police. On its website the Academy boasts: 'The level of care, support and guidance for students was described by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’. Kiss A Ginger Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated all over the world on January 12th. "If it was kick a black kid day or kick a gay kid day, those kids would have been suspended from school immediately," Samantha Russell said. He was scared so I went to get him out of school. A spokesman said the Academy stood strongly by their zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination and violence. She was crying and didn't want to be there," Samantha Russell said. Senior staff at the 850-student Wingfield Academy in Rotherham say some students who have carried out the attacks have been ‘strongly reprimanded’. One mother, who asked not to be named, said she had taken her 13-year-old son out of school until she is given assurances there will be no further incidents. Samantha Russell said the kids kicked her daughter Gwendolyn Russell because she is a redhead. The comments below have been moderated in advance. On the 21st of October anyone and everyone should kick their local leprechaun to show them where they stand in the world. The reason they are kicked is to see if they do have souls. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Parents set up their own Facebook group, which has attracted around 40 members, so to highlight the problem, share pictures of their injured children and warn other children not to kick others. Red-haired children have been left beaten and bleeding after they were targeted by fellow middle school pupils as part of 'Kick a Ginger Kid Day' - inspired by the cartoon South Park. They said it was going to to be Kick a Blonde Kid Day the day after. A mandatory suspension occurs when a student commits physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner. CALABASAS, Calif. (CBS/AP) Three boys have been arrested for allegedly bullying red-haired students after a Facebook message inspired by "South Park" promoted "Kick a Ginger Day… The Observances come from a Facebook group created by Forgie, who only invited eight red-haired friends. The father of another 13-year-old Year 9 pupil said his auburn-haired daughter had been singled out for the bullying and went home with bruised legs. Police are understood to be investigating the incidents at the Academy for 11-16-year-olds where at least six youngsters were attacked. The Kick a Ginger Day website stresses that the whole event is a joke and no one should kick another person. Red hair (or ginger hair) occurs naturally in one to two percent of the human population, appearing with greater frequency (two to six percent) among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations. "An incident took place," Picard said. The posting may have been inspired by an episode of … She said: "My son rang me and said kids were kicking him, saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. A Tecumseh woman wants a group of Grade 9 students at L'Essor high school suspended after they repeatedly kicked her daughter for being a redhead. Kiss A Ginger Day History. 'My son’s leg is swollen and there are bruises coming through. Research has been conducted to see if they do have souls, but so far there have been no positive results according to Grand Council member Isaac … It’s very upsetting for my daughter. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Joseph Picard is the superintendent of human resources and education for the French catholic school board. Ya that stuff goes on more than you'd think actually. This one we support to the fullest! The unofficial day is believed to have been inspired by an episode of the controversial cartoon South Park. The Observances come from a Facebook group created by Forgie, who only invited eight red-haired friends. Kiss A Ginger Day History. The Facebook group urged members to kick people with red hair — referred to as ginger … 'Wingfield Academy has a long and proud history of supporting our students and ensuring that they have a safe environment to learn in, where they can feel secure to come every day and know that they have the staff’s support, which makes what happened recently even more sickening.'. “Ginger Kids” in which the character Cartman spread a superstition that red-haired children with freckles (“gingers”) had no souls and were inhuman. Despite having been born with red hair, I’ve actually been pretty lucky in that I’ve never been physically attacked because of my universally reviled appearance. edited 6 years ago. This leads to the majority of the town discriminating against people with ginger hair, highlighting how easy it is to persuade people to hate another section of society with no justifying argument. The acts were part of the fictitious "Kick a Ginger Day", an … This event is supposed to take place november 20th. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Three years later, an adolescent prankster created the “National Kick a Ginger Day” Facebook page that openly … Re: National Kick A Ginger Day is Feb. 20 by Josh Lewis » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:23 am Uriel Feige wrote: You are going to have to do some kind of physical work other wise at the rate you are going you will be riding a chair to McDs on the way to the … Kick a "ginger" day, beat a "haole" [white person] day in Hawaii, get a gringo day in CA., etc. Published: 11:03 GMT, 18 October 2013 | Updated: 13:19 GMT, 18 October 2013. ", Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Picard would not comment on the specifics of the case, including punishment, citing that it was an internal matter. Kiss A Ginger Day was founded by Derek Forgie in 2009 as a response to the holiday created in 2008, "Kick a Ginger Day". "It's not a snapshot," Picard said. They sell merchandise praising people with red hair and emphasises that the day should not be put into reality.He said: 'I think it’s disgusting. The school has posters and notice boards and in classrooms to tell students what to do if they are being bullied and a ‘post box’ is set up in the on-site learning resources centre for students to report incidents anonymously or name culprits. “I just broke that gingers kneecaps with that … Parents are outraged at the vicious attacks, and the school have assured them that some pupils have been 'reprimanded', Parents warned other children not to take part in 'kick a ginger kid' day, which is believed to stem from a South Park cartoon. Samantha Russell said they have been suspended for one game. Mostly instigated by non-whites against whites. Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday, Nov 20, and a girl … Facebook groups began popping up, declaring November 20th “Kick a Ginger Day”. Parents uploaded pictured of their battered and bruised children who were attacked on 'Kick a Ginger Kid Day', Parents set up a Facebook group which has attracted more than 40 members to discuss what had happened to their targeted children, In 'Ginger Kids' Cartmen, the programme's most bigoted character makes a presentation targeting people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles. In 2005, South Park aired an episode called “Ginger Kids”, where the character Cartman decides to create the holiday “Kick a Ginger Day”. In November 2008 social networking website Facebook received criticism after a 'Kick a Ginger' group, which aimed to establish a "National Kick a Ginger Day" on … BECKY MCCALL is so scared of jabs they make her faint - and that's... 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TALK OF THE TOWN: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May post £21million loss for their DriveTribe... Ann Summers chief says transgender women are welcome at their sales parties and she wants to 'empower' them. International Kick a Ginger Day Facts. A spokesman said the Academy stood strongly by their zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination and violence. In 'Ginger Kids' Cartmen, the programme's most bigoted character makes a presentation targeting people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles. Some members of the Facebook group “National Kick a Ginger Day” prompt them to attack redhead children. 'Apparently it has originated from an episode of the American show South Park and websites have sprung up about it.'. I was hit in the face and it made national news. The idea is believed to have been taken from an episode of the controversial cartoon South Park and websites have been set up aimed at organising a ‘National Kick a Ginger Kid Day’. In middle school some kids started slap a jew day. I am doing a school project and i would really like to see what you guys have to say! Parents have launched their own Facebook group to highlight the issue and have complained to Academy head Russell Heritage to make sure there is not repeat of the violence. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Some of those accused of kicking Gwendolyn were football players. Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections... Lockdown, protect NHS capacity, reduce infection rates, vaccinate, then gradually unlock: DAN HODGES says... Boris Johnson will 'force travellers from high-risk Covid countries to quarantine in hotels for ten days' in... Britons who have received first Covid-19 vaccine must stay at home for THREE WEEKS to let immunity 'kick... Britons will refuse to live 'like Troglodytes' under indefinite lockdowns, says rebel Tory MP as he urges No... 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"She felt defeated and embarrassed.". To my surprise around 4000 people pressed the like button and over 600 answered "yes." The speech ends out escalating into a ridiculous movement in which the majority the school and eventually the town discriminates against the "Ginger Kids". After the show, South Park aired the episode about gingers, a group of people started a face book group named "National kick a ginger day, are you in?" Wingfield Academy has its own 14-page Anti-Bullying Police document which says it is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘all students and pupils should know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.’. "I wouldn't say all the information being portrayed is accurate, but that will all be addressed and taken care of at the school level. A local mom wants a group of high school boys suspended for kicking her redheaded daughter, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Proof the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world? Chew said the assaults may have been motivated by a Facebook posting urging students to beat up redheads on "Kick a Ginger Day." 'It is both boys and girls who have been carrying out this bullying and I want action from the school to make sure it doesn’t happen again. "Things are being addressed appropriately. 'The very positive ethos of the academy has its foundations in developing mutual respect, entrepreneurship, integrity and personal independence.'. Mark in the calendar, when is Kick a Ginger Day in 2021, and turn this date into the positive one. Parents … The Facebook page had dubbed it "National Kick a Ginger Day." He said: 'These deplorable acts, done in the name of singling innocent people out, have no place in our school and as soon as it was brought to our attention that such acts had taken place in our school, we acted swiftly to deliver a strong message. The locker room assault happened on Nov. 20, which was promoted by a Facebook group as Kick a Ginger Day. Schoolchildren have been attacked by fellow pupils who organised ‘Kick a Ginger Kid Day’, inspired by the cartoon South Park. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Often done on the last day of school as no punishment is possible for two months or so and then it is all forgotten. She said: 'My son rang me and said kids were kicking him saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. He was scared so I went to get him out of school. "Any situation that takes place within the school would be addressed according to the policy and procedure and the appropriate legislation.". According to Bill 157, the Safe Schools Act, a discretionary suspension is assessed for bullying. Prosecutor reopens Maryville rape case and calls for special... 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