Skip to comments.School Outrage of the Week: No Cartwheels Unless “Trained Gymnastics Teacher” Supervising
Posted on 08/31/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by Altariel
Hi Readers! If you send your kids to the Drummoyne publics grammar school in Sydney, kindly instruct them to stay upright their whole day, as cartwheels, head- and handstands are no longer allowed unless under the supervision of a trained gymnastics teacher and with correct equipment, according to the Local West Courrier.
The ruling comes from the principal who is worried abut (all together now) INJURIES and LIABILITY, the twin Dementors driving schools crazy with fear and dread. The fact that the school just re-surfaced its playground with soft stuff to make falls even safer plays no role. Or perhaps it plays it usual PERVERSE role: The safer things get, the more safety we demand.
Rebecca Chown, the mother of Estelle, 10, an unrepentent cartwheel enthusiast, started a pro-fun petition that already has s250 signatures. According to The Telegraph:
Ms Chown first heard about the ban when her daughter Estelle, 10, came home on August 17 and said children had been told they couldnt do anything that had them upside-down.
Estelle said: Its really frustrating because they ban everything and there is not much else for us to do.
While Ms Chown said she understood the risks, children were playing, not training to be gymnasts.
Instead, were training kids to sit and blob out, all in the name of safety. Oh, and dont be joyous either, kids. For your own sake. L
AND HERES A DRAMATIC 38-SECOND RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BAN, STARRING THE GIRLS OF ROSMARINS BUNGALOW COLONY
Ban public education. Privatize it all.
I’m sure that there will be a full time teacher requirement for the bathrooms next.
I would think that would increase the school’s liability.
This is just asinine. Give them a box of band-aids and a bottle of mercurochrome. I suppose they don’t let them play Red Rover either.
Agreed. Well said.
Ban the unions and privatization will follow.
Geez...I am in my sixties and I still do cartwheels and roundoffs with my younger friends. A lot of them don’t know how to do them. A bit weird.