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Scottlee
26-02-05, 17:18
From The Sun today...

A school has banned children from playing tag - claiming it is too DANGEROUS. Shocked parents were told pupils - aged from five to nine - must drop the centuries-old chase game

Btitish Bulldog has also been ruled out at Broomley First School in Stocksfield, Northumberland, because it has likewise been considered "Too rough".

But one parent fumed : "This is ridiculous. Children have played these games for years. The kids have started a petition. Falling over and scratching yourself or tearing trousers is part of life".

And another dad claimed : "Bumps and bruises while playing games and sports is something you expect".

North East Tory MEP Martin Callanan said "It is a complete nonsense. I support the parents in this. These children are being stopped by over-zealous, safety-obsessed teachers".

Head Helen Vaughan-Watkins wrote to parents telling them of the ban on the playground running games, adding : "We are not authoritarian in our ethos. We have a duty of care to the pupils".

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Scott says - "Total lunacy. Why don't you just ban playground rugby and football while you're at it? Those games are far more dangerous".

[ 26. February 2005, 17:21: Message edited by: Scottlee ]

nikos
26-02-05, 20:12
sorry scotty what exactly is tag?

Neteru
26-02-05, 20:53
Nikos 'tag' or 'ad' is a game where one child is 'it' and they have to chase the other children and touch one of them. Then that chils is 'it' and has to do the same.

Meep
27-02-05, 10:24
hehe I remember playing british bulldog in primary school...... that wasnt too bad i just hurt lots of the boys there *giggles*

but tag or "tiggy" as we called it i ended up getting a huge rock thrown at my calf... now THAT hurt .....

btw im back!! muahahaha

burninglight
27-02-05, 10:44
obviously they don't know about the game take-down bulldog (where you have to thrown them on the floor before they are "out"

Catlantean
27-02-05, 15:21
I say ban everything and let children grow in a virtual world full of lambs and green grass, all while fed intravenously (think Matrix). No more bruises and sports injuries! No more sweets which are bad for the teeth! No more expensive and potentially dangerous toys to buy! 100% safe! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

Hey Meep http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 27. February 2005, 15:27: Message edited by: Catlantean ]

RavenLettan
27-02-05, 19:44
Alot of really weird decisions by UK Schools over the past few years... almost like the new millium has made the admins of these places crazi(er).

If a teacher would've tried to stop us playing 'It' when I were a kid she would've notice a few less kids when break was over. :D

Whenever a teacher told us we couldn't do something, me and my mates usually thought '**** it' and jumped over the back fence of the school and walked the 100yards home :D

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[ 27. February 2005, 20:25: Message edited by: Neteru ]

IAin'tYourHunnyBunny
27-02-05, 20:07
It's not the actual game of tag that's dangerous, it's the bit afterwards when the argument starts over who is it and you get your tie peanutted, your school pants wedgied and your bag thrown in the nearest tree, with you following!

Who are these morons who sit in a cosy office somewhere, and say lets ban this this and this? Gah! :mad:

andromeda_eats
27-02-05, 22:32
I can understand the teachers concern. Some stupid parent will get a kid sent home with a few bruises and will have the genius to sue the school for negligable duty of care. Although the game is centuries old, its still their asses on the line. Duty of care. Dont abuse it people.

ELEN
27-02-05, 22:50
If I understood what the tag is, then I don't think it's that bad. The only dangerous I can think of is if a child falls down and gets hurt while running. Maybe that's why this school banned this game. Maybe there was a serious accident.

I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused:

RavenLettan
27-02-05, 23:58
Andromeda, there was a law passed here.. can't remember how long ago, but it disallowed frivilous lawsuits to go to court.

In a case such-as this, the school would be checked by Social Services and the legal system would await what they have to say. If it was a playground accident, unless medical attention was required; nothing would be done.

Depending on the cause of the accident would entirely depend on the school being liable. If it is a child hurting another child; only from a series of attacks would it be deemed bullying and the schools fault. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Heh, I used to be in alot of fights and such when I were a lil lad; heh fun days
Definately when your all going around peanutting people.. heh can't believe I ever forgot about that, it was like a form of chinese whispers. Someone got you and if they were already got then you'd get someone else (somehow it makes it all even when your a kid heh)

burninglight
28-02-05, 06:44
Originally posted by ELEN:

I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused: Bulldog is where you have to run from one side of the area (playing field?) to the other without being caught
takedown bulldog is getting from one side to the other without being thrown o the floor

Scottlee
28-02-05, 08:03
Originally posted by ELEN:
I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused: I bet the Greek version of Bulldog is cool!!

[ 28. February 2005, 08:05: Message edited by: Scottlee ]

IAin'tYourHunnyBunny
28-02-05, 22:08
Does anyone remember the game Red Rover? Or am I just showing my age?! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

burninglight
01-03-05, 16:10
is it anything like yellow car?
(see a yellow car you get to punch everyone!)

nikos
01-03-05, 16:27
walking in the streets without concern is possible for a child or even a mature to get hurt!so we have to prohibit walking!pathetic idea! :mad:
you know years ago when parents supposingly were more conservatives, they allowed us to play games harder than that!i remember those days in school, that we played football[or soccer for the americans],using a small stone because we had no money to buy a real ball!
my father was very proud when i returned home and i was bleeding after a game, and always said to my mother '"let him play for god's name, is a boy,if he do not bleed now he will be a gay!'"
i love childhood i dont like todays parents they are out of mind what a child is! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

IAin'tYourHunnyBunny
01-03-05, 23:54
Red Rover was where you had two teams, one on either side of the playground. They all held hands, and someone would start by saying Red Rover, Red Rover send (insert name of someone off the other team) and that person would have to break from their side and run at the other team as fast as possible, trying to break through. If they succeeded, they got to go back to their own side, but if they failed to break the chain, they had to stay on the other team. It was fun until someone would invariabley punch you and give you a dead arm or whatever when trying to break the chain! I still have the scars....I guess it was pretty brutal, but isn't taking a few knocks all part of the growing up process? You can't wrap children in cotton wool the whole time, they have to learn, sometimes with a bit of pain. It certainly did me no lasting harm!

Tramp
02-03-05, 00:25
This is so utterly ridiculous everyone is complaining about how children are not playing outdoor games and becoming overweight. Yet they are banning tag and any other game where a child might get a few bruises. God I got worse injuries falling from a horse. I soon learnt how to stay on as it hurt to fall off. We wonder why our kids are developing auto immune diseases because yes we are trying to wrap them up in cotton wool. Kids immune systems are not developing and therefore they are becoming allergic to everything. Kids are not allowed to get dirty or play in the dirt. God we used to have such fun going down to the local creek and catching Yabbies (like freshwater lobsters only much smaller and really good to eat) getting soaking wet and covered in mud. Climbing trees to see you could get the highest. As a child used to drink plenty of real milk (not low fat or skim milk) eat fresh fruit picked from the trees in the back yard had meat and three veges for dinner and I never broke a bone. Can't even remember getting a sprained ankle. I had my own horse from the time I was 7 and rode every day usually along a very busy main road. The world has gone mad. :mad: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-1.gif

andromeda_eats
02-03-05, 07:13
My sisters and I used to play when we were little "Throw The My Little Pony As Hard As You Can At Each Others Heads From The Bunkbeds."

Those ponies are harder then they look.

Neteru
02-03-05, 13:57
PMSL AE! :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

SpArKy
02-03-05, 14:58
Originally posted by ELEN:
If I understood what the tag is, then I don't think it's that bad. The only dangerous I can think of is if a child falls down and gets hurt while running. Maybe that's why this school banned this game. Maybe there was a serious accident.

I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused: There is usually two teams 'Boys vs Girls' <Example> and they stand at opposite side of the playground. Then charge across the ground and the last one at teh back of each group to reach the otherside is out. Serioulsy though it is very dangerous, many of my friends obtained broken arms from rough birds barging them across the plane, lmao.

SpArKy
02-03-05, 15:03
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
My sisters and I used to play when we were little "Throw The My Little Pony As Hard As You Can At Each Others Heads From The Bunkbeds."

Those ponies are harder then they look. LMFAO, they are indeed. *Rubs head in memory.

ELEN
02-03-05, 21:12
Originally posted by Scottlee:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ELEN:
I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused: I bet the Greek version of Bulldog is cool!! </font>[/QUOTE]I don't think we have this game here. At least when I was a kid, I never played it. Too violent for my class http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D

andromeda_eats
02-03-05, 23:43
Originally posted by Neteru:
PMSL AE! :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Huh? Was that to me? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :confused:

Scottlee
03-03-05, 00:11
Originally posted by ELEN:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Scottlee:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ELEN:
I have no idea what the Bulldog game is :confused: I bet the Greek version of Bulldog is cool!! </font>[/QUOTE]I don't think we have this game here. At least when I was a kid, I never played it. Too violent for my class http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D </font>[/QUOTE]Maybe all the other Greek girls were playing it whilst you were busy modding the forums? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

[ 03. March 2005, 00:12: Message edited by: Scottlee ]

Neteru
03-03-05, 17:12
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Huh? Was that to me? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :confused: Yes AE, I was PMSL at what you said about throwing the my little pony at each other's heads as hard as you can.

andromeda_eats
03-03-05, 22:30
Ahhhh. I've never heard of PMSL, I just figured it out. :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

SpArKy
04-03-05, 17:42
Yeah Net had to change his panties, lol.