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Fury as school bans playground games - for health and safety reasons (UK circling the drain)
London Dail Mail ^ | 9/27/08 | Anon

Posted on 09/27/2008 3:37:36 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom

Teachers have sparked fury by banning pupils from playing in the playground before school - for health and safety reasons.

Children have been ordered not to play in the 15 minutes before lessons start - in case parents or their young children get injured at Ashburton Junior School in Croydon, south London.

Adam Bates, 31, whose 10-year-old son Shane had a tennis ball confiscated last week, said today: "It's ridiculous, the kids are deprived of valuable play time in the morning.

"Everyone's always going on about exercise but this school is clamping down on it.

"My kids really look forward to playing in the morning and this has really soured their mood.

"Shane is in his last year, but my five-year-old, Lucy, is going into her first and I don't want her to be educated in an environment like that.

But headteacher Lesley Lynam insisted pupils have plenty of playtime during the school day, and at after school clubs.

She added: "We have the no-play rule in place between 8.45am and 9am for health and safety reasons and everyone's protection.

"We simply can't have tennis balls flying around and kids knocking into parents and babies. People would get hurt otherwise."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: control; lunacy; playground; school; uk; zerotolerance
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"We simply can't have tennis balls flying around and kids knocking into parents and babies. People would get hurt otherwise."

It seems headteachers, administrators and principals are the same the world over.

1 posted on 09/27/2008 3:37:36 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Then they are going to bitch and moan the kids are fat.


2 posted on 09/27/2008 3:39:50 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The Nanny State swoops in to heal the nation’s “owies”. All thank the Nanny State.


3 posted on 09/27/2008 3:40:08 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

And we use to play a game where the point was to throw a football into someones groin.


4 posted on 09/27/2008 3:44:46 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I would say in a crazy out of this world. They are nuts.


5 posted on 09/27/2008 3:44:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Socialist-Nuns of Liberalism... suffocating suppression from the Church of Marx...
6 posted on 09/27/2008 3:45:01 PM PDT by Porterville (Im no economist- getting a PHD in economics wasn't economical... it didn' make cents.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Why don’t they just keep the children at home so they will be really safe? Wait a minute though, accidents happen in the home too. Why not kill the children so we don’t have to worry about it.


7 posted on 09/27/2008 3:46:05 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Jeez

Yeah, I cried when I got mauled by 8th graders playing football in the schoolyard. It happened twice; I even called my dad one time asking him to bring me home. But it wasn’t the end of the world, and I had some nasty cuts when I went down.


8 posted on 09/27/2008 3:46:59 PM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: svcw

Cattle for the Mohammadan slaughter.


9 posted on 09/27/2008 3:47:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: LukeL

***And we use to play a game where the point was to throw a football into someones groin.***

There’s some stuff you just don’t do.


10 posted on 09/27/2008 3:48:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I have friends who lived in London for several years. They told me about the one school their son attended where they locked the kids OUT of the school when they placed them on the playground. It was because it was a pretty rough school and area and so forth. Unreal.


11 posted on 09/27/2008 3:48:15 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: beaversmom

Well, if drugging them into submission doesn’t work, that’ll be the next step.


12 posted on 09/27/2008 3:48:45 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: freekitty
Yup! They are nuts, National Union Teachers.
13 posted on 09/27/2008 3:49:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Tennis balls are damned because they’re a safety hazard. But as long as these kids attend Multicult 101 classes and learn to bow down and face Mecca five times a day, everything will be just fine. Britain’s death spiral continues...


14 posted on 09/27/2008 3:50:05 PM PDT by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
This kind of craziness has infected us over here too. The other day a teacher told my son to quit throwing his stuffed animal to his brother. I guess she thought an eye was going to get poked out.

My oldest went to a private school last year. A male teacher of Lebanese descent was letting the boys wrestle around during break. Some idiot parent complained and soon put a stop to that.

15 posted on 09/27/2008 3:50:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Next week we'll be reading how the 15 min. before school are to be spent kneeling on a rug facing east.
16 posted on 09/27/2008 3:52:36 PM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Another compelling argument for homeschooling!


17 posted on 09/27/2008 3:53:15 PM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: svcw

And too restless and full of energy in the classroom, no doubt.

Well, now we gotta drug them all with Ritalin.


18 posted on 09/27/2008 4:00:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I bet they don’t let the little darlings play “Crack the Whip” at recess, do they?

Wussies.


19 posted on 09/27/2008 4:02:25 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The UK is no exception.

I weep at the demise of dodgeball. My ideal school would have trees and ropes to climb ... rifle club and scouting ... archery and hatchet throwing.

20 posted on 09/27/2008 4:09:25 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, SorosÂ… use a RED crayon.)
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