- Booze at primary school events.
Bar at the school summer fete and fireworks here, nothing wrong with that IMHO – why shouldn’t people have a drink at a normal social occasion on which plenty of people would usually choose to have a drink? Though to be fair nobody I’ve seen getting really pissed. Tea and soft drinks at the Christmas play and sports day (which was today) which are held during school hours.Posted 4 years ago
I’m talking school hours here, apart from summer fair which was at 5 pm. Surely too much normalisation of boozing culture to very small kids is not a good thing. I might have to raise issue with the school. My other daughters school was no booze at school events, whatever the time of day. Then they put on parents only events where most got sozzled. Seemed a better approach.Posted 4 years ago
Every event that gets put on at my daughters school seems to turn into a booze fest(middle class Cotswold village, green welly yummies). Christmas play-mountains of red going down. Spring duck race – jugs and jugs of pimms at 2pm on a weekday afternoon. Summer fair – full on bar with dads necking pints and mums quaffing from giant wine glasses, some serious stumbling later on, bit embarrassing. Flipping champagne at sports day!Posted 4 years ago
I’m not against boozing(ok I don’t drink) but lots of booze at events which are for the school kids only, and ofetn in school time, seems a bit off to me.
I might have to fire up a 6 skinner bifter at the leavers service.JunkyardMember
why shouldn’t people have a drink at a normal social occasion on which plenty of people would usually choose to have a drink?
Well it is daytime at a school and there are rumours that sometimes folk get issues with alcohol.Posted 4 years ago
I am pretty sure plenty of the parents would take some drugs at plenty of schools.
I also dont understand why every single social event has to involve alcohol
It amuses me that folk dont realise my ideal night out is NOT 4 -5 hours of watching folk get drunk then driving them home.
“why shouldn’t people have a drink at a normal social occasion on which plenty of people would usually choose to have a drink?”
Well it is daytime at a school
Since you’re quoting me, the ones I mention are Saturday afternoon and in the evening.
Middle class alcoholism.
No obvious sign of that at any of the events I’ve been to where alcohol has been available.Posted 4 years ago
I just don’t like it. ‘Time, place and circumstance’ common sense rule should apply with intoxicants and children. Sure, show them it in the correct setting in a positive way. At school events in school time? Surely not the best idea. It’s the creeping normalisation of alcohol consumption that offends me. What better advert for kids than most of their ‘elders’ knocking it back at school events. I must ad this is not in classrooms but in the shared village hall/field/church(has a bar at the back ffs) and organised by the parents.Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
I suppose it depends on what the kids are seeing doesn’t it? If it’s a bunch of parents kicking back, relaxing and having fun, then is that such a problem? If it’s a bunch of parents getting hammered and then the dads either kicking the shit out of each other or out of their wives, then, yes, this would be a worry.
A quick google image search for “alcohol sponsorship in sport” shows a more alarming normalisation of alcohol consumption in society (IMO).Posted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
Bar makes money for the school and makes potentially boring events bearable – so drink is on offer as it will attract more people.Posted 4 years ago
When I last looked nobody was being forced to drink.
If you have another family or two round for a BBQ is drinking not allowed because the kids are present?mikedoubleuMember
Just had parents evening at mini-doubleu’s nursery. He’s only 14 months so I had some baby curry, mrs-doulbleu had some baby pizza, then we had some red wine whilst sitting on the floor in the “sensory corner” (his favourite), whilst his key worker gave us the low down on his walking attempts.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
My lads school is in a bit of a Channel4 shockumentary type area. Not unusual to see parents dropping off at 9am with a can of Special Brew on the go. (In PJ’s / all-in-one suits obviously). Anyhow, they had a Pimms tent at last years summer fayre. The duffers serving had the Lemonade to Pimms ratio the wrong way round, so they ran out of Pimms somewhat early & ended up trying to sell just lemonade. The aforementioned clientele were not too impressed with this. I feigned indifference & pressed ahead with the Tombola regardless.
I say good on the OP’s school.
It’s this year’s fayre on Thursday, & they are actually selling Beer this year. I’m in attendance, on the Tombola again. I’d offered to give laps of the feild on the back of the cargo-bike but the Headmaster said no.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Nobodies forcing you to drink alcohol, Are they? Will you be forced to have a fight outside the organic locally sourced kebab stall later? With Baz, who’s missus runs the tanning shop, and drives that hideously vulgar Range Rover? Were you forced to fend off baz’s other halves unwelcome, cocktail fuelled advances?
Dear lord. Get over yourself Susan!Posted 4 years agoEdukatorMember
You’d like my son’s school, Tang. I’ve never seen an alcoholic drink in the place. Parents are never invited to anything other than “réunions d’information” after the kids have left. The facade has more steel bars and security equal to the local prison but that doesn’t stop many kids taking Mary Jane in with them.Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
I suppose it depends on what the kids are seeing doesn’t it? If it’s a bunch of parents kicking back, relaxing and having fun, then is that such a problem?
It’s just weird that the kind of having fun you’re modelling to the kids involves the consumption of drugs. Is it such a problem for people to take an interest in their kids’ education and socialize without drinking?Posted 4 years ago
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