Friesland pupils get lessons on manners

29th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Starting tomorrow, etiquette books will be handed out in primary schools in the Fries municipality of Lemsterland.

LEEUWARDEN—Teachers at one school in the municipality were shocked and surprised by children's appalling manners and called on the authorities to start issuing etiquette books. According to a schools inspector, most of the pupils have absolutely no idea how to behave properly and were appallingly rude to their teachers.

The pupils will be given a book called Children Know How to Behave by etiquette expert Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen. One of the golden rules in the book is, "do not behave towards others in a way that you would not like to be treated".

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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