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To think losing break was harsh?

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Inkandbone Wed 01-Nov-17 15:36:14

DS was late this morning because he found an injured bird. He took it to the school office, who called the RSPB who probably made pigeon pie confused but for being late, he lost his break and will not be allowed to go on a school trip if it happens again.

Bit harsh since he was only trying to be nice, surely?

Santawontbelong Wed 01-Nov-17 15:37:03

That's bloody awful!! He should have had an award not a punishment!!

WorraLiberty Wed 01-Nov-17 15:38:24

How old is he and how late was he?

Swizzlesticks23 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:38:25

Is this the first time

Inkandbone Wed 01-Nov-17 15:39:08

10, nearly 11. He was twenty minutes late, I think.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:39:17

That does seem harsh. Has he been late already?

Inkandbone Wed 01-Nov-17 15:39:37

He was late last month which was my fault tbh blush

Passmethecrisps Wed 01-Nov-17 15:41:31

Personally I think that is harsh. We have been in a similar situation where kids have been late because they showed compassion towards an animal - as their pastoral teacher I was called to pop down to see them and ensure their parents were told of their kindness.

I mean, if they were finding ‘injured birds’ Daily I might start to wonder though.

Compassion should be encouraged

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Wed 01-Nov-17 15:41:39

An excellent life lesson...stop and help and you’ll be punished, well done that school hmmI’d definitely be challenging their logic to punish him.

Shoxfordian Wed 01-Nov-17 15:41:48

Sounds reasonable to me

He's been late twice in two months

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 01-Nov-17 15:43:04

YANBU. Well done to him for rescuing the little chap.
As pp said he should have got a reward not a punishment.

Inkandbone Wed 01-Nov-17 15:44:58

The first late was reasonable to be punished for, although it was my fault.

This time seems harsh though.

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Wed 01-Nov-17 15:46:59

Deffo a 'sad face local newspaper' type story

GoingRogue Wed 01-Nov-17 15:48:04

Just call the school and explain, surely?

GoddessofWisdom Wed 01-Nov-17 15:48:53

The rules are the rules. It was a bit harsh but he disrupted the class. You take away the teachers time cool, the teacher can take away your kids time aswell he needs to learn . Sounds like a good school to me, it’s called respecting authority.

wifeyhun Wed 01-Nov-17 15:50:20

I think it's harsh. Fair enough he was late before, but he was only being kind.

SilverSpot Wed 01-Nov-17 15:51:47

An excellent life lesson...stop and help and you’ll be punished, well done that school

Quite. Blind adherence to petty rules does not create a nice and respectful environment.

PinkHeart5914 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:56:36

Does seem harsh it’s not like he just hadn’t bothered getting out of his bed on Time, he saw an injured bird and thought he was being kind.

How can anyone punish a child for doing what they think is kind?

Jaxhog Wed 01-Nov-17 15:58:17

An excellent life lesson...stop and help and you’ll be punished

LemonBreeland Wed 01-Nov-17 15:59:36

Assuming this is primary school he should not be punished for being late at all.

Parents are still responsible for getting their DC to school on time at that age. You've already said it was your fault he was late last time. That shows why punishing the DC is nonsense.

I would complain to the school about this.

grannytomine Wed 01-Nov-17 16:03:06

I think it is harsh, I hope you've told him he did the right thing. He needs congratulating not punishing.

WorraLiberty Wed 01-Nov-17 16:04:52

In that case I agree it's harsh.

I would have a word with the school tbh.

As an aside, why on earth are Primary school kids being punished for being late, when it's the parent's responsibility to see they leave/get to school on time?

abbsisspartacus Wed 01-Nov-17 16:05:00

I found money on the way to school once I took it to the headmaster who didn't laugh (It was a fiver ) he took me to the police who looked at me like hmm they kept it for 12 months and then gave it to me it was a lesson in honesty and doing the right thing my head teacher told me how proud he was of me how honest I was and I did not get into trouble at all

Inkandbone Wed 01-Nov-17 16:05:58

Years 5 and 6 generally get themselves to school, but I had said I'd drop him that morning and forgot.

angelawilliams Wed 01-Nov-17 16:08:48

Surely the school will understand if you just call up and explain! I had an issue with one of mine for being late in her first year of high school because of the bus, I was on the phone constantly to the school to make sure she didn't get told off for it!

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