Infant school reminds parents of horror film’s age rating after pupils left scared by it

PUBLISHED: 16:09 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:43 10 July 2018

Arden Grove Infant School, Norwich. Picture: Google Street View

Arden Grove Infant School, Norwich. Picture: Google Street View

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An infant school has reminded parents of a horror film’s age rating after some pupils were left frightened by it.

Arden Grove Infant School, in Hellesdon, wrote to parents and carers to say some children in the school had watched, or heard about, the film It.

The horror film - which was released in 2017 and is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name - has been given an age rating of 15.

But the school, part of the Wensum Trust, said some of its older pupils in year two - aged six to seven - had talked about the film and its characters, “trying to scare our younger children”.

The message, sent at the end of June, said: “It has a film classification of 15. We have a zero tolerance with regard to children trying to scare other children. Please support us with this so we ensure this minor incident does not escalate.”

The school has since said they would never tell parents what their children should watch - but hoped to make sure parents were aware.

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