I am shocked beyond belief that a school, supported with state funds, is allowed to teach creationism and God in this day in Great Britain. Perhaps she has classmate who is raised in a fundie family. Although Great Britain has no Establishment Clause banning separation of church and state (the American one is more complex but people have the idea), our American rights are primarily British rights. Geo. Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams were all loyal British citizens and praised George III profusely just before the American Revolution that was a rebellion.
Perhaps I have watched too many Masterpiece Classics on American TV or read The Economist too frequently but Britain is a modern, pluralistic society. Because of colonialism, you must have many Moslems and Hindus who would not be happy with this arrangement.
I did have a history teacher, though, who told us that Christopher Columbus and Queen Elizabeth were Africans. If you dispute her, your grade slipped far. Finally, we confronted the head of the department as a group. Another character was my fifth grade class at the height of the Cold War. She taught us that the Republican Party was with God. The Democrats were commies. When the teacher's union went on strike, she proudly stood in the school auditorium and proclaimed that the other teachers were getting their orders from Moscow and actually twirled an American flag the way baton twirlers do. B/c we were younger, no one disputed her. When she made her remarks in front of a large crowd of adult Republicans and Democrats, no one challenged her. I was older but was forbidden to speak under the meeting rules.
Asking for clarification to trace the source is a good idea.
If this can happen in a state school will the British contingent inform me? I understand that it is possible in a private or faith school.
Evolution is accepted by society in general. It must be taught as science here. The only place creationism can be taught in public schools is through a comparative religion social studies class. Teachers support with public funds should not preach their beliefs. It is not appropriate. Their job is to teach the curriculum agreed upon by the school board.
Of course, I spent countless hours supporting the Witness view in junior high. The teacher was shocked that I was the one. I did not even believe in creation. Loss of love will compromise you.