Skip to comments.School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game'(England)
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."
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This is a little different than play among the boys themselves.
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.
I don’t give a damn about Europe. Let them fail.
Hand gestures withe a gun? Silly kids. They should make hand gestures with bow and arrows instead. A drum circle perhaps?
Sometimes I almost think we should have just let Schicklgruber keep ‘em or let Stalin take ‘em.
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.
And may be an embellishment by the ninny who made the statement....or the ninny who over-reacted in the first place.
an Islamofascist beheading gesture would, I suspect, have been just fine.
3 points for excellence in apropos quoting.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
What’s going on in Europe today fills me with the urge to defecate.
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.
The two world wars killed off all the manhood in Europe.
That assumes that you believe the idiots who did this. Sounds more like they are claiming anything to draw heat away from themselves.
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 wasnt raining we would be out there til moms 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...
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?
How do we send this kid a history of the American Revolution?
Seriously, I think we have some brothers and sisters that were left behind.
The proper, complex and fascinating one OR the simplistic one that most people believe?....
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.