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Burton shocked at school’s negative view of fairytales


03 March 2010

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter refused to send their son at a posh London private school because they believe students shouldn't read fairytales. Burton was planning to send his young son Billy to the Montessori school, but was appalled at learning of their distaste of fairytales.

Carter said, "Tim has a theory that we impose our own fears on the kids and it's the kids who are quite robust. When we were trying to find a nursery school for our son, according to the Montessori method, kids can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy until the age of six.

"The school principal recommended no fairytales, which is why we didn't send Bill to Montessori - because telling Tim Burton that fairytales are not a good idea is a no-no."

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