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about this behaviour?

(18 Posts)
moldingsunbeams Sun 13-Oct-13 00:08:10

Two of the classes at school went to a place of worship Friday for a child service with school and parents were present. All the children were 8 - 10 so not littlies.

They ran riot imo, they were running round the church, one pulled the microphone from its wire on the lectern and they were shouting and making silly sounds down it, several had their full hands in font and were splashing and throwing water, during the prayer at the end a couple of them were saying it in silly voices or screaming it.

It got to a point dd commented on the behaviour and the teacher who was near her said they were just excited at the novelty of it.

I have always taught dd that even if its not our faith (and it was the majority of these children's) that she must be respectful.

All I could think is if that had been us at school we would have been absoloutley bollocked the next day for showing the school up.

WestieMamma Sun 13-Oct-13 00:10:44

Sounds like the teachers are the ones who need a bollocking. The kids are only behaving that way because nobody is controlling them.

Donkeyok Sun 13-Oct-13 00:27:39

When I used to escort my classes to church they had to sit for up to 30 mins to wait for whole school to arrive (think cathedral/abbey).
1200 students.
The girls 11 - 18 sat in silence without turning their heads or fidgeting or playing with their coats etc. Any one looking for distraction was spotted immediately as we were on the look out. They were dealt with with a look, as to have raised voices would have been disrespectful.
They had the overwhelming beauty of a very grand setting to contemplate. Anything else would have been irreligious.
These children were set a bad example by their teachers. I would have been mortified.

footballagain Sun 13-Oct-13 00:32:15

They all need a talking to.

WorraLiberty Sun 13-Oct-13 00:35:24

I would be very concerned about any school trips if my child went to that school.

If what you are saying is correct, you really need to tell the Head Teacher.

If anything you'll be doing the head of the place of worship a favour in backing them up...because I'm quite sure they will be complaining to the head too.

ILetHimKeep20Quid Sun 13-Oct-13 00:37:40

They all need leathered

footballagain Sun 13-Oct-13 00:44:07


How very mature. Not.

ILetHimKeep20Quid Sun 13-Oct-13 00:44:52

Har har har

footballagain Sun 13-Oct-13 00:49:15

45 seconds to respond?

You win. It takes me longer than that to take a swig of my wine.


Alexandrite Sun 13-Oct-13 01:42:44

You'd wonder if they are behaving like that in the classroom too.

CharityFunDay Sun 13-Oct-13 02:47:41

All I could think is if that had been us at school we would have been absoloutley bollocked the next day for showing the school up.


Teachers and parents present and no-one did anything to get them in line?

Dreadful. Disgraceful.

NynaevesSister Sun 13-Oct-13 06:36:26

Wow. Excited at the novelty is letting them talk loudly. That was not on and I would be worried about that teacher in general to be honest.

LtEveDallas Sun 13-Oct-13 06:48:40

DDs school regularly go to church - I haven't seen a single child act up. They have two teachers, one male one female, who walk up and down the aisle before the service starts and if the kids so much as raise their voices they are told off. The male teacher simply raises an eyebrow or points a finger - it's like magic! I'd be horrified to see anything less (and I'm in no way religious, just think it is basic manners to behave in a place of worship - no matter the denomination).

MummyPig24 Sun 13-Oct-13 07:49:36

Wow. What disrespectful behaviour. I would be mortified if my three year old acted that way! I don't understand why the teacher was not disciplining them.

moldingsunbeams Sun 13-Oct-13 08:11:09

Its hard to explain without outing myself completely, basically the children had to complete worksheets by looking at the things around them, this meant that they had to move about the room, however I would have thought that upper juniors would have been able to do that.

There was then singing and prayers.

One parent did tell their child off, the head of the place of worship was not at all impressed and told them all off, I even said to dd I bet you all get a right telling off tommorow.

All I can think is it was blurred lines in regards to who was meant to discipline as both parents and school were involved.
However I was a bit hmm at teachers response and irregardless of parents being there our head would have gone beserk in assembly the next day.

Lara2 Sun 13-Oct-13 10:48:26

Appalling behaviour and very disrespectful. We're a church school and Y1 to Y6 walk to church regularly for visits and special things like Harvest and Christingle. Our vicar is fab and very laid back, but she'd be appalled if we allowed the children to behave like that.
I went to a baptism about 10 years ago where the guests talked all,the way through the service, the children ran riot (think climbing on the altar, pulling down the massive candle sticks, running around screaming), the vicar actually said we didn't need to focus on God too much (it's a church FFS!) and my DH had to restrain me from going into teacher mode and getting everyone in order! It really beggared belief!
Even if you don't go to church (or any other place of worship) surely there's an unwritten understanding of respect and how to behave?

BeScarefulWhatYouWitchFor Sun 13-Oct-13 11:13:01

I'm shock If I'd gone on a trip with both teachers and parents at that age I'd have been bollocked by both.

I'm not the slightest bit religious but I agree with those who think it's just basic manners to behave in a respectful manner in places of religion, or anywhere for that matter.

SunshineMMum Sun 13-Oct-13 11:17:06

Disgusting behaviour and I say that as a Mum of a child who struggled to behave in Church on a weekly basis.

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