Skip to comments.Fury as school bans playground games - for health and safety reasons (UK circling the drain)
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."
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It seems headteachers, administrators and principals are the same the world over.
Then they are going to bitch and moan the kids are fat.
The Nanny State swoops in to heal the nation’s “owies”. All thank the Nanny State.
And we use to play a game where the point was to throw a football into someones groin.
I would say in a crazy out of this world. They are nuts.
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.
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.
Cattle for the Mohammadan slaughter.
***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.
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.
Well, if drugging them into submission doesn’t work, that’ll be the next step.
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...
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.
Another compelling argument for homeschooling!
And too restless and full of energy in the classroom, no doubt.
Well, now we gotta drug them all with Ritalin.
I bet they don’t let the little darlings play “Crack the Whip” at recess, do they?
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.