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Walrus Feeder
12-12-2005, 20:28:17
Check out this advice from a 'Government approved' website called www.teachernet.gov.uk, the latest in the forever continuing stream of politically correct nanny state nonsense.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-13477798,00.html

I'm sure the vast majority of children enjoy going to the panto and visiting Santa Claus. To try to take this away from them and ruin the Christmas spirit and sense of fun is ridiculous. And to not have any competitive games because there are 'dangerous things such as losers' is hardly preparing kids for real life is it? - I'm glad this received a negative response in the news and reportedly by teachers themselves and that weak mided people who came up with pointless 'advice' got the criticism they deserve! :mad:

Venom
12-12-2005, 21:02:20
It's either Santa or Jesus, pick your poison.

Japher
12-12-2005, 21:03:35
santa...

Funko
13-12-2005, 09:46:56
For "very young children" that is true.

Have seen many crying children scared of Santa.

" It's ok, just go on, tell him what you want..."
"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

My little brother got absolutely terrified by the bad guy in a pantomime once, he was lit up with blue light and had a booming effect on his voice. He was only 3 or 4 but screamed the place down and had to be taken outside.

So I think both those things are realistic advice?

The competitive games thing is ridiculous though.

Tizzy
13-12-2005, 09:50:57
To be fair, it's not saying that schools shouldn't have Santa because some kids might be scared, they're saying "make sure that fearful children are near an exit."
Which is sensible.

mr.G
13-12-2005, 09:52:37
screaming is very good for their lungs

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2005, 09:53:49
The competitive games thing seems reasonably sensible too, not least the second bit of advice (namely giving all participants a small consolation prize).

I just don't see what there is to be upset about. Is it the challenge to preconceptions?

Funko
13-12-2005, 09:59:28
Yeah, ok reading that again, yes that is sensible too.

Colon
13-12-2005, 10:06:22
Originally posted by mr.G
screaming is very good for their lungs

Not so good for their throats.

MoSe
13-12-2005, 11:25:11
you could always cut those out