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Penguinonesie Fri 10-Nov-17 17:54:52

DS had his first disco today. Are they always so utterly awful? No seating for parents so they decided to all stand around on the "dance floor". Parents so busy recording/taking photos they are oblivious to all the children around them (huge safeguarding issue with regards to sharing images but that's another story). Adults barging past people and generally having no considerations for anyone around them.
He blood loved it, I'm gutted I'm going to have to go through that again at some point.

Phosphorus Fri 10-Nov-17 17:55:53

Parents don't stay at ours.

Gizlotsmum Fri 10-Nov-17 17:56:19

No parents allowed at our school disco

Penguinonesie Fri 10-Nov-17 17:56:40

KS1 disco, we had to stay

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 10-Nov-17 17:56:52

Parents usually only stay for the first one, at least at the schools I’ve been involved with.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Nov-17 17:56:59

Why were there parents there? Apart from the required number of parent helpers who stayed, we just dropped them off at school discos,

Isadora2007 Fri 10-Nov-17 17:57:26

No parents other than 4-7 helpers stay to ours. Suggest to your Parent Council that they go adult free next time.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Nov-17 17:58:25

Even at KS1 it was drop off.

As an aside, DD wears her penguin onesie at every opportunity.

Mittens1969 Fri 10-Nov-17 17:59:54

I’ve never been at our DDs’ school discos. They seem to have enjoyed them, the worst that ever happened was that DD1 appeared to have lost a hearing aid, thankfully we found it later inside her Elsa costume wig. smile

hidinginthenightgarden Fri 10-Nov-17 18:02:05

We had to stay at ours for reception. Photos were not allowed.

No idea about seating etc as DH went not me.

PurpleMinionMummy Fri 10-Nov-17 18:02:26

No parents here either.

SequinsOnEverything Fri 10-Nov-17 18:04:03

Only dbs checked volunteers allowed to stay at ours

Penguinonesie Fri 10-Nov-17 18:05:00

Wonder why we had to stay. The hall was far too small for all of the parents/siblings/buggies. We definitely had to though.

Lindy2 Fri 10-Nov-17 18:15:25

Having to stay sounds pretty grim. Thankfully ours are drop and run.
There's usually one a term but the reception children don't go until the summer term (when they are more able to handle the fun/chaos!)

TeenTimesTwo Fri 10-Nov-17 18:53:24

At our primary, we make parents stay for infants because we don't want to be responsible for a whole bunch of hyped up 5 and 6 year olds.
However, seating is available round the edge and anyone wanting a coffee can get one and drink it whilst looking through the door.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Fri 10-Nov-17 19:37:19

No parents for R/ KS1 at ours.

Starlight2345 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:40:01

No parents at our disco’s apart from helpers . Yours sounds dire

Oblomov17 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:41:06

At our school, No parents at ks1. I think that’s wrong. Drop off. FFS. Who is organising? Or allowing such nonsense? Why everyone kid school/PTA allow this?

IHaveACuntingPlan Fri 10-Nov-17 19:43:41

Parents have to stay at my dc's school's discos in foundation stage and ks 1. I'm a supply teacher and have worked in many schools and this is the first time I've known parents to have to stay. It's awful, especially when you have 2 dc there at the same time because they want to be in different places (they do an 'event' rather than a disco with far too loud music/dj in the hall and then activities in the ks1 classrooms). It's also a pita when you have a younger child who is not yet in school, not allowed to attend the event and you can't find childcare. My dc have missed out on several occasions because of this.

Quartz2208 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:43:43

Parents not needed at ours either (even Reception) because there is no space for them (drop off only from Year 1 you can stay at reception if you want)

Helpers are there plus the teachers (we arrange the date with them) so its fine

RightOnTheEdge Fri 10-Nov-17 19:50:34

No parents at our KS1 disco and reception have their own in their reception area.
It's in the afternoon during school time though with PTA helping.

Was this one after school?

thepatchworkcat Fri 10-Nov-17 19:55:18

Ugh I had to take Reception DS to one a few weeks ago, it was hellish. Parents stayed, room too full/hot/loud, my worst nightmare. DH is taking him next year.

thepatchworkcat Fri 10-Nov-17 19:55:53

Oh and it was 6.30-7.30 so DS was shattered before we even got there! Shudder...

paddlingwhenIshouldbeworking Fri 10-Nov-17 20:01:17

Do other's not include alcohol for adults? Ours has a bar, it's a bit more bearable with a plastic glass of wine in your hand.

bettycat81 Fri 10-Nov-17 20:29:29

We don't allow parents in the hall or dining area but do have a classroom where they can wait if they don't want to leave (perhaps they travel far or by bus etc) We have 2 discos 1 hour each with a 15 minute changeover inbetween.

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