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School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game'(England)
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 31 May, 2011 | Murray Wardrop

Posted on 05/31/2011 2:04:46 PM PDT by marktwain

Staff at Nathaniel Newton Infant School in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, reprimanded the two boys after they were seen making pistol shapes with their fingers.

Teachers broke up the imaginary classroom shoot-out and contacted the youngsters’ parents, warning them that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

The school, which caters for around 180 pupils aged four to seven, said the gun gestures were “unacceptable” and were not permitted at school.

However, parents have described the reaction as “outrageous”, while family groups warned that “wrapping children in cotton wool” damages their upbringing.

Defending its policy, a spokesman for Nathaniel Newton Infant School said: “Far from stopping children from playing we actively encourage it.

“However a judgement call has to be made if playing turns into unacceptable behaviour.

"The issue here was about hand gestures being made in the shape of a gun towards members of staff which is understandably unacceptable, particularly in the classroom."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; game; gun; uk
"hand gestures being made in the shape of a gun towards members of staff"

This is a little different than play among the boys themselves.

1 posted on 05/31/2011 2:04:52 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sounds like one of those ultra liberal, very expensive, competitive schools for pre school kids. We have them here in America where parents start campaigning for a seat the minute after the birth of the child. Ridiculous. They should pull these kids out of that school. But they won’t they will cave to the school due to their academic achievements.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 2:09:49 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: marktwain

I don’t give a damn about Europe. Let them fail.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 2:10:13 PM PDT by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: marktwain

Hand gestures withe a gun? Silly kids. They should make hand gestures with bow and arrows instead. A drum circle perhaps?


4 posted on 05/31/2011 2:11:44 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Porterville

Agreed.

Sometimes I almost think we should have just let Schicklgruber keep ‘em or let Stalin take ‘em.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 2:12:36 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: marktwain

Can’t have masculine boys. Tut, tut. That won’t do at all. See, Prince Charles is the exemplar of an acceptable eunuch...er...man in Britain anymore.

No wonder the Brits are utterly helpless against the invading Moors.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 2:13:07 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: marktwain
This is a little different than play among the boys themselves.

And may be an embellishment by the ninny who made the statement....or the ninny who over-reacted in the first place.

7 posted on 05/31/2011 2:13:08 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: marktwain
Just as Wellington was quoted as saying that "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton", some future general will say "The Battle of _______ was lost on the playing-fields of Nathaniel Newton Infant School."
8 posted on 05/31/2011 2:13:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: marktwain

Rule Britannia...


9 posted on 05/31/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: MeganC
Good morning, Worm your honor.
The crown will plainly show
The prisoner who now stands before you
Was caught red-handed showing feelings,
Showing feelings of an almost human nature.
This will not do.


10 posted on 05/31/2011 2:16:37 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: marktwain

Not really.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 2:21:34 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: marktwain

an Islamofascist beheading gesture would, I suspect, have been just fine.


12 posted on 05/31/2011 2:27:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: KarlInOhio

3 points for excellence in apropos quoting.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: KarlInOhio

Absolutely true!

This marxian idea that males are the same as females is such a fraud. Biology and other sciences prove them lies. This feminization of males—this demeaning of natural male behavior which originates from God’s design and stems from thousands of years of need to protect women and children for survival of culture—this patriarchy— has to be destroyed, so the Marxists can redesign man into their hideous “trousered apes” model—which even that one is distorted because they claim homosexuality is natural.

They want to herd us all into tyranny and destroy the segment of society that can actually prevent the slavery—real men.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 2:36:51 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: marktwain

No, we can’t let them play Army. They should play with dolls and make-up. Then they’ll all grow up to be hairdressers and interior decorators.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: marktwain

making pistol shapes with their fingers?.....

I would have been put in jail for being a kid!....We divided ourselves up into two groups. All of us had plastic machine guns, grenades, rubber knifes and ammo belts. One group of kids would take off into the woods and the next would wait about five minutes then take off after them. If it wasn’t raining we would be out there til mom’s came yelling.....What a damn pity for todays kids...


16 posted on 05/31/2011 2:47:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: marktwain

When I had my first son, I though it was irresponsible to let them play with toy guns because guns are not toys and should be treated with respect. So, instead I provided him with lego’s and bristle blocks. Among my son’s favorite things to make them included guns, rifles, ray guns etc.

Of course I saw the error of my ways and let him and his brothers play with toy weapons, use BB guns and bow and arrows.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 2:51:22 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: marktwain

This one’s easy.

Just tell the fascists that the little ones weren’t playing “guns” at all, they were starting to work out their repressed homosexuality.


18 posted on 05/31/2011 3:00:01 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

What’s going on in Europe today fills me with the urge to defecate.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 3:02:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marktwain
Fred Reed went off on the feminizing of males yesterday.
20 posted on 05/31/2011 3:15:31 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: marktwain

Time for the Germans to get frisky again; no more fortress Britian. They’ll walk right in this time!


21 posted on 05/31/2011 3:31:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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Time for the Germans to get frisky again; no more fortress Britian. They’ll walk right in this time!

Except that Germany has more than their share of namby pambies who espouse all that Liberal PC pablum. Not as bad as the UK but they are a different breed than was the norm 60 years ago.

22 posted on 05/31/2011 4:08:31 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: dfwgator
"Go ahead Judge..."

Aw, nevermind.

23 posted on 05/31/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The two world wars killed off all the manhood in Europe.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marktwain

That assumes that you believe the idiots who did this. Sounds more like they are claiming anything to draw heat away from themselves.


25 posted on 05/31/2011 6:11:31 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
making pistol shapes with their fingers?.....

I would have been put in jail for being a kid!....We divided ourselves up into two groups. All of us had plastic machine guns, grenades, rubber knifes and ammo belts. One group of kids would take off into the woods and the next would wait about five minutes then take off after them. If it wasn’t raining we would be out there til mom’s came yelling.....What a damn pity for todays kids...

Yeah, those were the days. May their like come again soon, for our sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons, unto the generations...

the infowarrior

26 posted on 05/31/2011 6:51:22 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: JimRed

If Britain really was just a nation of pussies, this policy wouldn’t even be controversial, and wouldn’t even warrant a newspaper story. Maybe it is just a few liberal idiots trying to impose their beliefs on others, as is the general norm everywhere these days?


27 posted on 05/31/2011 11:46:41 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: marktwain

How do we send this kid a history of the American Revolution?


28 posted on 05/31/2011 11:49:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

Seriously, I think we have some brothers and sisters that were left behind.


29 posted on 05/31/2011 11:50:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

The proper, complex and fascinating one OR the simplistic one that most people believe?....


30 posted on 06/01/2011 5:10:49 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: Porterville
I don’t give a damn about Europe. Let them fail.

We shall follow in their footsteps. A friend of mine volunteers at his son's school. He was informed that he can no longer push the children on swings or chase them, as it is a sign of aggression.

31 posted on 06/03/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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