A sex education film for primary schools made by Channel 4 has been withdrawn after objections from parents. Both parents and members of parliament complained about the film, Living & Growing, which was criticised for being too explicit for children. Schools minister Nick Gibb described the film as “shocking” and asked for scenes to be cut. The objectionable segments included a cartoon aimed at eight-year-olds showing a couple chasing one another around with a feather before having sex. The national body representing sex education teachers blamed “a small but influential number of politicians, parents and right-wing religious groups” for the withdrawal.