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If your dc wear glasses do they remove them for p.e?
My dd's (6) new teacher today told her she has to taker her glasses off for p.e. I just wondered if this is normal. She does wear them all the time usually since she was 5 months (even for swimming she has prescription goggles) Sorry if this is a daft question btw. I just wanted to ask before I speak to the teacher tomorrow. I haven't really met her properly yet and she has a reputation for being a battleaxe! Its strange as she has done reception and year 1 without this being an issue. thanks
No. My DD2 wears glasses (she is 5.5) and if she took them off she wouldn't be able to see anyone or anything. I wouldn't let her teacher insist on her taking them off - it would be like doing PE with your eyes shut for her
Custy, when dd2 was in Reception and first got her glasses (having been told by the eye hospital to wear them all the time except when asleep) she was nonetheless told by a lunchtime supervisor that she had to take them off for playtime. Yes, I now, wtf? Dd2 then gave her glasses to some random TA to look after, who promptly went home with them in her handbag.
My reaction when I found all this out is not printable on a family website. Suffice it to say, I don't think we'll have a repeat.
It's based on nothing at all, apart from officiousness. If they want to know when a child should wear/not wear her glasses they should ask the flippin parents fgs, since they are the ones who have spoken to the relevant health professionals and actually KNOW.
Kids glasses just as likely to break at playtime as PE. More likely to break when not on child's face, as they get stepped on/sat on. Most kids glasses are massively robust nowadays anyway.
when dd was little, her glasses were most likely to break when she was watching the telly, as that's when she would sit and constantly fiddle with the damn things. she managed to bend both arms back, and make both lenses pop out once. we've never had any problems during playtime or pe.
Thanks for all those replies. I will definately be asking she wear them as I agree it would be more dangerous for her not to wear them. She has a strong prescription which has been correcting a squint. frog i agree she would be more likely to have an accident at breaktime - i do wish the teacher had asked me and not dd who was probably worried about saying the wrong thing! thanks again