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Australian school bans children from doing anything upside down

by | 28th, August 2012

TO Drummoyne Public School, Sydney, Australia, where the students have been banned from performing handstands, cartwheels and somersaults. There will none of that sort of thing  in the playground during lunch and break times .

Anyone wishing to do gymnastics will need to find a teacher and with the “correct equipment.”

The message fromthe headmistress Gail Charlier says:

GYMNASTICS ON THE PLAYGROUND
Students have expressed a desire to perform activities such as handstands, cartwheels and somersaults on the playground  during lunch and recess times. We have consulted the State Schools Sports Unit for policy advice and have been informed  that such activities are prohibited unless under the specialised supervision of a trained gymnastics teacher with the correct  equipment ‘mats’. These activities therefore cannot be condoned during lesson breaks.

Mum Rebecca Chown says her 10-year-old daughter Estelle said children had been told they couldn’t do anything that had them “upside-down“.

Your move Australia…



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