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Date Posted: 21:32:59 10/19/04 Tue

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Oct 18 2004

By Megan Lloyd Davies

RACIST students at Winchester College public school spewed contempt for black and Asian pupils in a sick yearbook.

In a pathetic attempt at "humour" they accused classmates of rape, pimping and being "smelly" and "uncultured".

Cruelly, they suggested the boys would end up "cleaning a white man's toilet", "nailed to a burning cross" or "shackled to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets".

One boy wrote: "I hate P***s." A Jewish student was branded a "lesser being" and another student mocked for "poofterness".

Staff and other pupils at the school - whose old boys include leading national figures and which aims to instil "strong respect for others" - were horrified by the poison.

Head teacher Tommy Cookson said: "The comments were intolerable." In 24 hours of publication, school bosses recalled every copy. All but one were destroyed.

The students responsible were suspended. But they were allowed to stay at the school after their victims accepted apologies.

A pupil who left the 22,0000-a-year college after the book came out said: "A lot of pupils found it amusing. But some were deeply hurt. There were some seriously bad pages. People took it a step too far.

"All the complaints were from black or Asian boys. Not a single white student complained."

The book is an unofficial annual publication by pupils. Every top-year student paid 8 to be featured on a page featuring their photo and answers to questions such as "Quotes", "Crowning moment" and "Where in 30 years time?"

While some of the boys wrote their own pages, others had theirs written for them.

A black student was quoted as saying "I am smelly." His crowning moment was "Getting off his rape charge filed by his sister. Twice". In 30 years he would be "Cleaning a white man's toilet. Nailed to a burning cross".

A Nigerian boy was quoted saying "I also am smelly". His crowning moment was "Raping ****'s sister. Twice". He would end up "Shackled to a pick-up truck being dragged through the streets/bus driver".

In 30 years, it was said, one Chinese student would be an "illegal immigrant working in Old Trafford". Another would be "running seedy Jamaican sex holidays for geeks". A Sri Lankan's future would be "running daddy's sweatshop". A Malaysian was quoted saying "I am uncultured oriental." In 30 years he would be a "Hong Kong pimp".

Another boy's page includes the line "Not being racist or anything, but I hate P***s".

Under "Most likely to say" an Asian student is quoted: "F****** w****** those P***s". Another page features a boy whose nicknames are "Yeider", "Jew" and "Lesser Being".

In a blatantly homophobic reference, another student is alleged to say "I'm such a sl*t". The answer to the question "Where in 30 years time?" is "Aids kills in five".

Mr Cookson said the book's content was unchecked in the end of term rush. He said: "We were very distressed. We were appalled by what had been written. The school has a clear policy in such matters. Discrimination of any sort is not tolerated."

Winchester is one of the country's leading public schools and has the highest school fees in Britain. On its website the Hampshire school, founded in 1382, boasts that it has been educating boys for 600 years with the aim of producing pupils who "benefit the communities in which they live".

It aims to ensure that by the time pupils leave they have "a well developed sense of values", as well as good academic qualifications. The school, which has 700 pupils and 100 staff, has strong religious connections with three chaplains and younger boys told to attend church five times a week.

Two hundred students do community service volunteering for projects ranging from visiting the elderly and helping at primary schools to conservation work and charity fundraising.

Among projects pupils have raised money for is Antislavery International.

In March, it was revealed that a senior Winchester teacher had been sacked from his 80,000-a-year post and two more suspended over an internet pornography scandal. The claims had nothing to do with child porn.

A month earlier, a former housemaster was charged with child cruelty.

Earlier this year Winchester said it borrowed state school teachers to solve a staffing crisis.

Old boys include comedian Tim Brooke- Taylor, ex-Tory Chancellor Lord Howe, former Tory Deputy Prime Minister William Whitelaw, ex-land speed record holder Richard Noble, Montague John Druitt - believed by many to have been Jack the Ripper - and Mr Bean producer Peter Bennett-Jones."

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