Saskatchewan school accused of turning students into “little Gretas”

A public school in Saskatchewan has committed the ultimate sin: advocating for the well-being of the environment.

The pro-earth propaganda was disseminated during a Christmas concert that featured a show called “Santa Goes Green.” The show was put on by students who sang a Christmas carol that features eco-friendly lyrics in place of the original.

One audience member, whose daughter performed in the show, put the school on blast in a scathing Facebook review:

I'm just gonna say it, but the kids school Christmas concert last night at Oxbow was the most "un"-Christmassy thing i…

Posted by Mike Gunderman on Friday, December 20, 2019

Comments on the post ranged from accusations of communism to brainwashing to fear that the students are all going to turn into “little Gretas.”

Oxbow Prairie Horizons is the only K-12 school in Oxbow, a town of 1,300 which is home to many who work in the oil and gas industry. The town’s logo is literally a pumpjack. It is a particularly sensitive time to slander oil and gas given the industry’s recent downturn.

The school apologized in the hope that everyone can move on and have a merry Christmas.

“There was no political agenda,” said Audrey Trombley, chair of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division’s Board of Trustees. “There was no intent to offend anyone. It was just a song that had a good rhythm for the youngsters.”