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Feel free to "punch the air, pull excited faces, and wriggle about on the spot" at Australia's Elanora Heights Public School—but whatever you do, don't clap.
The request was put to teachers at a staff meeting earlier this year discussing the implementation of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, the newspaper reports.
It was suggested to teachers that by using such language they could be seen to be breaking the law and could be at risk of being sued by LGBTI students.
“We have a lot of kids who walk up and hug each other and we’re trying to encourage all of us to respect personal space,” Mr Grant said. “It really comes back to not everyone is comfortable in being hugged.”
“There’s a range of methods including a high five or a particular knuckle handshake where they clunk knuckles as a simple way of saying ‘well done’,” Mr Grant said. “There are also verbal affirmations and acknowledgments.”
When asked what she would think if her teachers told her she couldn't clap, Frankie, 7, thought for a full minute and said, "I wouldn't mind."
Frankie seemed briefly concerned when asked whether it would bother her if people did not clap for her, like they did at her piano recital, but she pointed out that clapping makes some people, like her brother, feel shy.
Frankie hit the crux of the issue when she asked, "why would the teachers ban clapping?" To silence you, child.