British Performing Arts High School Cancels J.K. Rowling, Removes Her Name

British Performing Arts High School Cancels J.K. Rowling, Removes Her Name


A British performing arts school which had honored Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling removed her name because of what they called her “comments and viewpoints surrounding trans people.”

The Boswells School in Chelmsford, Essex, replaced Rowling’s name with Olympic track star Dame Kelly Holmes after “requests from students and staff.”

According to The Daily Mail, a newsletter stated:

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The Boswells House System embeds a sense of community, friendship and healthy competition amongst both students and staff.

A strong house identity empowers our students to participate and thrive in all aspects of school life, both in and out of the classroom. Here at the Boswells we have 6 Houses which are represented by British citizens who have excelled in an area of our Boswells Learning Bridge which includes integrity,

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