This worries me a little; the idea that creationism could gain any sort of foothold in the UK is disturbing. Luckily, the important quotation is at the bottom of the article, where
“A spokesperson for the DfES said: “Neither creationism nor intelligent design are taught as a subject in schools, and are not specified in the science curriculum. The national curriculum for science clearly sets down that pupils should be taught that the fossil record is evidence for evolution, and how variation and selection may lead to evolution or extinction.”
Following the fuss earlier in the year, it’s good to see that the government is holding firmly to this line. The important thing is to keep watching, and making sure that they stick to it. In the meantime, may I recommend the Panda’s Thumb for a virtual pint?