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To think that a teacher should not tell the children to go and have a wee in the churchyard?

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ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 16:46:06

After lunch the children were rehearsing a play in the church a two minute walk from the school. They did the whole play once, and DD who is 7 waited until they finished to say that she needed the loo. The teacher asked the other children, about 15 in total, if any also needed the loo, about 7 children said they did, and the teacher told them all to go outside in to the churchyard and find a bush to have a wee behind!

DD is not familiar with outdoor weeing, and the result was that she managed to wee on her pants, socks and most importantly to me as they are now in the bin all in her school shoes!

AIBU to think that a member of staff should have taken the children back to school to go to the loo, there were two members of staff in the church.

2cats2many Wed 19-Jun-13 16:54:45

Why are her socks and pants in the bin? Just wash them.

YAbu. You should have taught her how to wee outside. You never know when you're going to get caught short.

hiddenhome Wed 19-Jun-13 16:57:34

Bushes were only ever created for weeing behind grin It wouldn't bother me.

LIZS Wed 19-Jun-13 16:57:36

Is n't it a bit drastic to have thrown everything away - good rinse with antibacterial liquid , dry stuffed with newspaper and polish .

Chocovore Wed 19-Jun-13 16:58:43

Buy her a SheWee?

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 16:58:52

It's her shoes that are in the bin, not her socks and pants.

Regardless of whether you think that I should have taught her how to wee outside, in this instance they were not caught short there was an available loo to use in the school two minutes away.

OrangeLily Wed 19-Jun-13 16:59:46

Oh for goodness sake you are being ridiculous. Wash her clothes and wipe her shoes. Then teach her how to pee outside for goodness sake.

PeterParkerSays Wed 19-Jun-13 17:00:57

You should be able to bung her shoes in the washer - put each shoe in a pillow case if you're worried.

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 17:01:40

Really? Ridiculous?

A teaching sending 7 children, ranging from 6 to 11 years, to wee in a churchyard when there are available toilets 2 minutes way?

Justfornowitwilldo Wed 19-Jun-13 17:02:15

I'm sure there's a toilet in the church. The teacher was out of line.

Soldiers used to wee on their boots as urine softens the leather.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Wed 19-Jun-13 17:02:35

Are you always so OCD? <strokes chin>

I never got the hang of weeing outside either, always got my socks and shoes (and sometimes trousers) wet. <shrugs>

LIZS Wed 19-Jun-13 17:02:49

The teacher invited them to go , bet half of them didn't need one ! However one teacher probably couldn't stay with 12 or so , so they'd have taken longer than 2 minutes to finish up get organised and get back to the school. Would she have been able to hold it that long ?

PeterParkerSays Wed 19-Jun-13 17:03:29

I'd be more concerned about a large-ish group of children doing this at once. an odd one, fine, but 7 is asking for trickles of wee to run around the shoes of the person near you.

surely if half the class need the loo, you call a loo break and take them back to school? If an odd one gets caught short, there are bushes available.

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 17:04:34

Grow up TheBirds, nothing OCD about not wanting wee soaked school shoes. confused

halcyondays Wed 19-Jun-13 17:05:13

If its only two minutes away, couldn't they have waited until they got back to the school, if there wasn't one in the church?

I'm sure her shoes could have been cleaned.

LineRunner Wed 19-Jun-13 17:06:28

Churches have loos. They are at the back of the vestry.

5madthings Wed 19-Jun-13 17:07:22

Put newspaper and bicarb of soda in the shoes it will soak up.the wee and the smell, no need to throw them away!

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 17:08:11

LIZS yes she would have been fine to go back to school.

There isn't a loo in the church.

Yes I think that they should have been taken back to school, if 7 children said they needed the loo, and this was before it was suggested to you outside, surely it was ok to leave 8 children with 1 member of staff in the church?

LIZS Wed 19-Jun-13 17:08:25

nothing OCD about not wanting wee soaked school shoes so you clean then confused wee is sterile after all ! Had they gone back you may well have had a wet child anyway.

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 17:08:56

They were going to rehearse the play a second time before going back to school.

LIZS Wed 19-Jun-13 17:11:39

So they hadn't finished ?

littleducks Wed 19-Jun-13 17:12:25

I wouldn't have been impressed. A reception child absolutely desperate and going to wet themselves maybe but in the circumstances described they should have gone back to school

imademarion Wed 19-Jun-13 17:15:15

Is nobody else slightly shocked that a teacher is demonstrating such blatant disrespect for a consecrated area?

Otherwise, yup YABU. Alfresco weeing is a life skill.

valiumredhead Wed 19-Jun-13 17:15:16

I wouldn't have been fussed. At ds's school during games lesson when they are out on the field I know they pie in the hedge because I've seen them when I've driven bygrin

ThoughtsPlease Wed 19-Jun-13 17:15:35

LIZS no they hadn't finished, but had they gone back to the school before rehearsing again, she would not have wet herself on the way or anything.

I always thought that urine was sterile when it first leaves the body, but that bacteria then starts to grow on it, and anyway it smells!

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