Kids getting told off for stuff that I don't think is wrong
big_n_daft – Member
4th letter from your solicitor asking why school didn’t prevent jnr from climbing trees. A pupil falling out of one on the way out of my school,and breaking his leg, cost us £3000. Just saying there are people who don’t want to persuade kids to climb trees out there, well actually they might be,but not for the same reasons as you. As a teacher he hasn’t let the school down; please don’t do it again would have been betterPosted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
There’s something wrong, that’s for sure. Spent my days up trees/cliffs in disused quarries, jumping over deep streams when I couldn’t swim, just for a ‘dare’, got stuck in bottomless bogs, got shot with my own air rifle when I was 15, shot my mate in the bum not long after (ricochet), fell through some ice on a pond.Posted 4 years ago
Went on outward bound trips to Howtown & Thurston while at school in winter which were awesome. One time we climbed from Red Tarn straight up to the top of Helvellyn, all roped up with an instructor leading. All of us about 14 yrs old (except the leader, a bloke called Steve Mitchell)
Don’t think they do it now. ‘Too dangerous’ apparently.mark90Member
stuff we did at school would give a modern head teacher a fit.
This. We used to climb trees to a height I’d think twice about now. School even gave us the old climbing ropes to set up absails or rope swings. I even soloed Brown Slabs at Shepards on a school trip, although that wasn’t officially sanctioned.Posted 4 years ago
4th letter from your solicitor asking why school didn’t prevent jnr from climbing trees. A pupil falling out of one on the way out of my school,and breaking his leg, cost us £3000. Just saying there are people who don’t want to persuade kids to climb trees out there, well actually they might be,but not for the same reasons as you. As a teacher he hasn’t let the school down; please don’t do it again would have been better
And here is the challenge eh?Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
There are bound to be some differences in the rules you set at home an those of the school..
It seems like a massive over reaction on the school’s part though, unless there is perhaps slightly more to this story..?Posted 4 years ago
Was he rude or did he continue to blatantly disobey after being asked reasonably or something..?
According to son he was told at the secondary to come down, nothing made of it and no telling off, and that they all complied immediately.Posted 4 years ago
First he knew there was an issue was teacher from primary hauling him back into classroom on arrival back and having a good go.knightriderMember
my school has a full time outdoor ed teacher and every kid
does it at least for a week in their school life, more if the choose to do it as part of gcse pe.
On the other hand climbing trees at break is a no no due to the unsupervised nature and potential for damage / compensation, I’ve stopped kids piggyback racing for the same reason.Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
If he wasn’t told beforehand it was wrong I’d make a complaint that he got hauled over the coals for it.Posted 4 years ago
Some people have a very low appetite for risk but don’t realise they’re the odd one out and then try and impose it on everyone else.
IMO kids need to learn to assess risk for themselves so they can keep out of danger in later life.
So for someone with a low risk appetite to try and force their values on your kid is, in the long run, putting him in more danger and therefore worthy of a complaint…
So eldest OAB went on first day visit to new secondary yesterday.Posted 4 years ago
He met up with a bunch of other kids, some from schools with forest/trees as school grounds. He is encouraged to climb trees at home. His mates climb trees. The other local village schools allow climbing trees. I spend my time at work persuading teachers that kids should take more risks (like climb trees). I spent 15 years outdoors allowing kids to climb trees.
It cuts deep that he was told off at the secondary, then hauled back after school as he had ‘let the school down’ with ‘reckless and dangerous actions’ and he ‘nearly killed himself’.
He was 4′ up a tree with a couple of other lads at break.
Here we go
Well, i sit on the other side of this, we have policies whichnwe need to follow, we are answerable to any number of stakeholders. Every time we get a letter from a parent who doesn’t like some minor implementation, we have to spend time drafting a letter which attempts to placate them and defend our position. It’s not just a cae of knocking out a quick letter. Time which we would rather spend on some more important aspect of you child’s education. If only so,that you don’t write a letter about that.Posted 4 years ago
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