1. Kids in UK think cows lay eggs
Think of a family dinner table, where your kid embarrasses you by saying that cow lay eggs. Well, we can imagine your expression and the height of embarrassment. While for us it is a case of shame, there exists a world in the UK where kids are confident that cows lay eggs. According to a recent study, 3 out of 10 children aged six to 11 do not even know that tuna comes from fish and one-tenth say they have never tasted cherry tomato.
2. The research findings
The study was conducted by a charity and a kitchen appliance firm with a sample size of 1,000 school kids. It revealed that one in three primary school children in Britain think that cows lay eggs. The study was conducted to check the awareness and education level of kids. And the result came as a shock and embarrassment for their parents and school teachers.
3. What does it reflect?
According to experts, the findings show a huge lack of knowledge among UK children about the source of their food. This indicates the need to inculcate relevant knowledge in children at an appropriate age.
4. Past instances
If you think that this is a recent revelation, let us tell you that 2 years ago British Nutrition Foundation did a study with 27,500 children and revealed that one in three thought cheese comes from plants and tomatoes grow underground!
The importance of education is supreme. Whether you are a technologically sound country or not, it is important to pay attention to basic education of children, after all, they are the future of the country.