Furious parents slam school which BANNED outdoor play to improve student behaviour: ‘It’s a prison situation’
- Bondi Beach Public School has banned young students from playing before class
- A letter told infuriated parents the ban would help students’ classroom behavior
- Angry parents said the ban has created a ‘prison situation’ for the young kids
Bondi Beach Public School reportedly banned outside play earlier this week in an effort to increase students’ ‘preparedness’ before class.
A letter to parents left them infuriated with one anonymous parent saying: ‘None of the parents I have come across at the school thinks no play outdoors before school is a good idea.’
Bondi Beach Public School has been accused for creating a ‘prison situation’ for young students after it banned outdoor play before classes
‘There has been little discussion between the school principal about the restrictions or changes to when children can play in the school playground,’ one parent told Sydney Morning Herald.
A spokesperson from the Department of Education said the ban would help students pay better attention during classes.
‘The trial is one of a number of strategies Bondi Beach Public School has implemented to support positive classroom behaviour and learning,’ the spokesperson told News.com.au.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said the ban would help improve students’ classroom behaviour
‘Other examples include having two breaks in the day of a similar length where children can engage in active play if they wish.’
However, local parents have remained adamant the play ban is creating a ‘prison situation’ for the students and called into 2GB Radio’s afternoon host Jim Wilson to share their thoughts.
‘The woke brigade is out of control, can we just let kids be kids?,’ Wilson said.
‘They need to spend energy and get physical activity and fresh air, not sitting inside waiting for the bell to go.
Parents have called for the ban to be lifted and accused the Sydney school of being too ‘woke’
‘Where’s the Education Minister Sarah Mitchell on this and minister you’ve got to put an end to this madness! For goodness sake, let the kids play.’
‘It’s like a prison situation,’ one upset mother said.
‘All the fun has gone out.’