What will schools ban next?

female_coach_with_whistle_1600_clr_8518News that a school in Milton Keyes has banned the use of a whistle to signal the end of playtime makes me despair.

Apparently the school thinks that a whistle  is “too aggressive” and could leave the children “afraid of noise”.

Last time I went past a school playground there was plenty of noise.

The alternative is for the teacher to raise a hand. As if the children are all going to be looking in the same direction. And if there’s an emergency?

We are in danger of bringing up a generation of risk-averse children who will be frightened of their own shadows.


3 thoughts on “What will schools ban next?

  1. kindadukish says:

    I understand that the government has consulted Prof Ivan Wackadoodle at the University of Kamchatka who has researched this issue from a psychological perspective, and he has recommended a new GCSE subject of “Achieving Wimpishness” be introduced to the curriculum.

  2. mikethepsych says:

    Reblogged this on Mike the Psych's Blog.

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