Duns pupils wear their dunces hats with pride

Duns pupils wear their dunces hats with pride

0 Have your say Duns Primary School pupils are determined to turn the meaning of the Dunces cap on its head, and be a symbol of pride.
Philospher John Duns Scotus, Duns’ most famous son, was one of the leading philosopher-theologians of the 13th century but his ideas were rejected in the 16th century and anyone who still believed in them was referred to as a dunce.
The word continued to be used to describe those ‘who foolishly clung on to outmoded doctrine’ and gradually changed to meaning a person who is considered incapable of learning. Nowadays dunces are often shown wearing paper cone... read more

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