To her consternation, Jenny has finished her "module" on astronomy in science, as astronomy is one of Jenny’s interests, and is now onto "reproduction". Grim indeed, from her perspective, not least because she has a male science teacher, but also because this squirm-inducing topic was rammed down her throat in year 6 of primary school via 3 repeats of a government mandated video, including sex and childbirth (both "disgusting"), and she thought she’d seen the back of it for a while. She was mortified, however, by tonight’s homework:
"Imagine you are a sperm cell. Tell the story of your epic journey from the testes, where you are made, to the woman’s egg. Describe the structures you pass through, and explain what happens when you finally meet up with the egg and get inside."
The horror. (And is it just me, or is it rather disturbing to mix anthropomorphism with biology education in this way?)