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Students Walk Out of Class in Woodstock and Tillsonburg

High school students in Woodstock and Tillsonburg took part in a province wide protest today over the removal of the new sex ed curriculum.

WOODSTOCK - High School students across the province walked out of class today to protest changes to the provincial curriculum.

In Woodstock about 40 to 50 students at WCI held a protest in front of the school. We also have confirmation of a small protest of about 12 students at Glendale High School in Tillsonburg. 

The students are upset with the Provincial Government scrapping a revised sex-ed curriculum for elementary school students, reverting to a version that was created in 1998.

Grade 11 WCI student Blake Olliffe explains why she walked out of class today. 

"Because it is important for students and kids to learn about consent and the LGBTGQ community and all of the stuff that they are taking away from the new sex ed curriculum." 

The walkout is also a protest of the cancellation of curriculum writing sessions that were done in the past to fulfil findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

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