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What will schools ban next?

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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.

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Author: mikethepsych

He says he's a psychologist but aren't we all?

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