A Melbourne University stud has found that in other schools the following things have also been banned -
- tree climbing,
- tackling in football matches,
- trading cards or toys
- cling wrap in lunch boxes
- Wooden cricket bats,
- charity bracelets and
- bringing GI Joe dolls to show and tell
My lady just told me that when her daughter was at kinder they banned kids from playing the Lion King because one of them fell off Pride Rock and her mother complained. Can you believe that?
Now what are we doing? What the hell are kids supposed to be learning these days? School is only partly about class room learning, it is more importantly about school yard learning, about socialising and learning how to win and lose, how to compete and strive. It seems to me that we are forgetting that these days. And why is it that most people agree with what I'm saying but we still allow these absurdities to happen?