even worse last summer a primary school in Devon banned playground football altogether, saying pupils were copying the cheating and fouling displayed at the World Cup, shortly afterwards, brothers Henry and Alex Worthington, 12 and 11, were threatened with antisocial behaviour orders by three police officers while having a kickabout in the cul-de-sac where they live in Timperley, Greater Manchester, whilst I have never liked football it is so sad to see so called grown ups banning children from playing our National sport, still teachers know best, I guess with out sports in the school playground new games will have to be invented, like 'who ate all the pies!'
Friday, 25 February 2011
Are These Two Things Related?
Malvern Primary School in Huyton, a deprived area with Britain's second worst obesity record, has banned football from the playground, due to - you got there before me - health and safety rules, sponge footballs it appears are OK, but that is not the point, it appears that teachers there can not organise pupils to use a small part of the playground, Tam Fry, chairman of obesity prevention charity the Child Growth Foundation, said: 'children must be exposed to risk, otherwise how can they be expected to learn? the school may think it is protecting the children, but they could just as easily fall over playing with a sponge ball,'