posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 04:30 PM
Honestly, I'm surprised at what is happening at schools in the UK lately. After hearing about and starting a thread about the recent banning of
triangular flapjacks at a UK school www.abovetopsecret.com...
), I thought nothing would surprise me.
I live in the US, and schools here have certainly been engaging in some ridiculous activity; the suspension of a boy for chewing his pop tart into the
shape of a gun comes to mind.
But NOW we have THIS from, apparently many, schools in the UK...and it appears to be spreading:
UK schools ban children from making best friends
Teachers in some UK schools are banning children from making best friends, The Sun reported earlier this week, in order to spare them the pain of
losing a friend after a falling-out.
Instead, children are encouraged to play in large groups. "Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in
Kingston, South West London, and Surrey," the Sun's Harry Hawkins reported.
"I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn't have a best friend and that everyone should play together," she said. "They are doing it
because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If
they break up, they have to feel the pain because they're learning to deal with it," Sbuttoni added. "I don't think it is widespread but it is clearly
It seems bizarre," said Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, who confirmed the bans.
Really, it looks like these school administrators and teachers are going power-mad in their control over kids.
Am I alone in thinking this? This just seems crazy to me.
edit on 28-3-2013 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)
28-3-2013 by IAMTAT because: link added