Did Adam and Eve really exist?

A good friend sent me this but couldn’t come up with good response, can you help - also is this an okay way for a Religious teacher to lay it out?
My sons started 6th grade this week at St. James and there religion teacher started by telling them that Adam and Eve didn’t exist and they were created so the children could understand creation! Is this what you teach your 7th graders? My sons were asking me questions that I couldn’t answer. I feel this concept is very abstract for there age!
What are your thoughts?

thank you for your assistance
Jack Paul

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