Brighton College wants students to think critically about the information they are bombarded with every day.
Does that include that coming from the college themselves, I wonder?
It will be running a programme next years (sic) which will feature the words of high profile figures ranging from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to current US President Donald Trump.
Deputy headmistress Leah Hamblett said she had the idea to teach pupils about fake news after a discussion with headmaster Richard Cairns on talking to pupils about recognising truth.
As if they were qualified to do that themselves, never mind teach it!
The philosophy teacher said: “I want to teach them to go looking at resources, looking at where the source comes from and is it respectable?”
Wait, what? The truth is the truth – ‘respectability’ doesn’t really come into it!
“We have a responsibility as teachers to make children more savvy about what they hear and read.
“They need to know they can’t trust everything that pops up on their phone and learn how to form opinions.
“The course we are introducing will ask has fake news always been around under another name? and will use Aristotle’s standard model of truth to help pupils unravel fact from fiction.”