For kids with all the learning and growing up they need to do, school life can be very intense. It worsens when teachers (a.k.a. grown-ups) begin to impose prohibitions on things, particularly if they are the things you love the most. Here are some insane stuff banned around the world in schools.
In schools around the country, ridiculous boycotts. As if puberty wasn’t intense enough!
Crazy Things Banned in Schools Around The World:
Some American schools claim it can be potentially risky to carry your backpack or bag into a classroom because of all the weapons that can be brought inside. They only allow you, therefore, to bring books and stationery supplies. Backpacks are expected to remain in a locker.
In the US, several schools have banned tags! The idea behind this prohibition is that when they play this famous game, children get hurt both physically and emotionally. But, of course, spending time playing active games at recess has to be a no-no!
Halloween and Christmas
All Christmas wear has been banned by the Oregon school district board to ensure that the religious beliefs of other members of their group are met and preserved. And also that they stole Christmas from the Grinch!
Shorts for boys
A British school instituted a new dress code for its male students in the middle of a heatwave last summer: no shorts inside the classrooms. Therefore, the boys chose to go for dresses. No one has banned them. Around 30 boys showed up at school wearing skirts. Then, okay. Skirts, that’s it!
Birthday party invitations
A British school agreed that it was only appropriate to give out birthday party invites in front of all the students if all the children were invited. “It is uninclusive and unkind, otherwise.” Can this teach acts of kindness?
A school in south-west London has forbidden children from getting best friends because the teachers feel that when the relationship ends, it can be quite disturbing for a boy.
We’ve all fallen out several times with our families, and yet we’ve all grown up here. Perhaps they just don’t want them on school premises to socialize.