The word ‘scrab’ is now officially banned in Scotland, according to the Scottish Government.
The word was first banned in 1999, and has since been banned in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.””
This decision will protect children’s learning and allow teachers and schools to focus on teaching the most appropriate words and sentences for each class, instead of creating artificial and confusing learning environments.”
The word was first banned in 1999, and has since been banned in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“In Scotland, this ban means that children can only be taught words which have the letter ‘S’ in them and in the correct order.”
Students are now learning the words ‘Scratch’, ‘Scramble’ and ‘Scrawl’ with the correct letter order, and this has been proven to be the best way to teach the most important words and phrases to all students.
“There is currently no word which is banned in our schools.”
In an attempt to tackle the issue, the Scottish Parliament has introduced a bill to make it mandatory for teachers to teach Scrabble to all pupils.
In response, teachers in Scotland have been told to teach all the words as they have been, without the use of word-changing gadgets or word-change software.
The Scottish Government said in a statement: “This is a step in the right direction to help protect children from words that are too difficult to pronounce.”
Scrabbling is a language that has evolved over hundreds of years, and is used in many ways in Scotland.
“This ban will ensure that children who speak it are taught the correct way to say words and that this language is used correctly and effectively.”
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