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To think schoolchildren should not be turned loose in a rose garden

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SunRoute Sat 04-Jun-16 07:00:06

I was enjoying the peace in my local park and had just got DS to sleep in his pram. A group of around 30 kids started charging around the rose garden, running along the paths screeching and chasing each other angry The teachers just sat by the fountain and did nothing! Didn't even tell them to keep the noise down and of course DS woke up when a bunch of them jostled past his pram angry

It was the same at the zoo and Sealife centre recently, groups of noisy shrieking school kids pushing in front of everyone, shoving each other, getting in the way and generally being a nuisance.

AIBU to think kids on school trips should be kept under control, not left to run wild?

MintyBojingles Sat 04-Jun-16 07:01:58

Meh, who were they actually hurting? I think it's great to see kids actually be kids. Annoying your son got woken up though, I do appreciate.

That1950sMum Sat 04-Jun-16 07:03:18

I agree that children on a school trip should be behaving themselves, but I would say a park is a perfect place for them to let off steam. Couldn't you have just quietly wheeled your DS away when you saw them?

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Sat 04-Jun-16 07:03:57

I've chaperoned several reception age school trips and the kids have always been well behaved - maybe it's to do with the teacher's expectations of them. I know a play break has always been scheduled in at lunchtime to let off some steam though

positivity123 Sat 04-Jun-16 07:04:15

YABU. They are children. If you find it annoying to interact with other humans then stay at home.

WellErrr Sat 04-Jun-16 07:05:06

Isn't it half term?

Believeitornot Sat 04-Jun-16 07:06:12


When your PFB is that age, I would suggest you revisit this post wink

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Sat 04-Jun-16 07:06:14

Kids playing in a park shock oh no! What ever is the world coming to.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sat 04-Jun-16 07:06:17

I suspect you'll change your tune when it's your DS doing the running around!

Kids need to run off steam, where better than a park?! confused

I don't understand why you didn't just walk to somewhere quieter if you were worried he'd wake up??

Just5minswithDacre Sat 04-Jun-16 07:08:53

There were probably more suitable areas in the park. The rose garden does seem an odd choice.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sat 04-Jun-16 07:09:12

Children play in park shocker

Alert the press

branofthemist Sat 04-Jun-16 07:11:27

Are you serious? Kids playing in a park?


SavoyCabbage Sat 04-Jun-16 07:12:13

I once saw a woman telling some upper aged primary children off in a park for running and shouting in a playground. It's a playground! Children don't stay babies forever. They should be running and shouting in parks.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 04-Jun-16 07:14:22


What would you prefer they do?

Yabu.... And you know it!

Andcake Sat 04-Jun-16 07:15:05

Oh dear ...with a baby sleep and naps become an obsession...I have a 3 yo ds and remember it he is boisterous noisy and can be a handful. A park is a great place for him to let off steam so he can be well behaved and gentle elsewhere. A rose garden may come with peaceful connotations he sees it as a maze to zip as fast as he can on his scooter. The teacher may have seen it as a place with a gate self contained for her charges and a bench for her to sit and get a break

SunRoute Sat 04-Jun-16 07:15:34

It's a massive park, there was no need to choose the rose garden (which was full of mums with babies and old people dozing in the sun).

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sat 04-Jun-16 07:16:34

Oh FFS get over yourself OP!

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 04-Jun-16 07:18:59

Isn't there normally an expectation (or even a bunch of signs) that a rose garden will be reasonably quiet? OP says it's a massive park so why not let the kids loose out on the grass or near the playground?

branofthemist Sat 04-Jun-16 07:21:22

Unless there is a sign saying the purpose of that garden is for people to get peace and quiet, it's not for people to get peace and quiet.

Why do so many people get pisses off and kids being kids?

pearlylum Sat 04-Jun-16 07:22:20

I think you must have an expectation of some noise when you live near a park OP. You chose to live there after all.
Parks are not just there for Mums with babies and "old people dozing in the sun", they are used for recreational activities too, which can be noisy.

Three generations enjoying the park, sounds nice.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 04-Jun-16 07:32:34

What if your baby had woke up screaming?? Remember..... There were other sleeping babies and old people 'dozing in the sun'

Costacoffeeplease Sat 04-Jun-16 07:33:30

Is this a joke?

Costacoffeeplease Sat 04-Jun-16 07:34:16

Posted too soon - or is the whole world to come to a halt and sit in silence because your PFB is asleep?

honkinghaddock Sat 04-Jun-16 07:39:47

Areas like this are the sort of places that ds loves. He will run around making noises and happily flapping. He would much rather be there than in playground area or playing field.

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