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Chasies ban is one school rule that should be expelled

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 13/10/2015

Look at any school playground and the first thing you notice is the number of children chasing each other around the place. But it will not happen at St Bernard's Primary School in Glengormley where pupils have been told they cannot run in the playground.

Yet again the dreaded words, health and safety, appear attached to this rule. Children, it seems, cannot just be children any more but have to be protected from themselves. Yet the school also organises games and has a huge climbing dome and adventure playground which all contain dangers even if properly supervised. The motives for the new rule may be sincere but is it really necessary?

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