In reception class last year, all children lined up together - this year, in year 1, they have to make 2 lines - boys and girls. The pegs for coats and I think the trays for books are also separate and different colours. This was usual practice when I was at school (30 years ago) but I thought that schools had moved beyond making gender a child's defining identity. Anybody else have experience of this?
Yes I do mean in the mornings (I think my title makes it look as though I'm talking about washing lines and pegs - now that would be odd!) - I see your logic here - all things inside are separate, therefore lines need to be separate. But why does any of it need to be separate? Can't it just be children, rather than girls and boys?