DS is going on a school trip (Yr R). They are going to a local place which I know has trampolines that do not have safety nets. I don't allow DS to go on trampolines without nets.
I plan to write "Please do not allow DS to use a trampoline without a net". The permission slip does state that a risk assessment has been done so do you think I am out of line sending this note to the teacher?
It's perfectly reasonable to express your concerns, and you can ask for a copy of the risk assessment so that you can judge for yourself. At the end of the day, it's a reasonable concern and a polite note.
OP have you spoken to the teacher running the trip? IMO no teacher wants children on a trampoline of any kind at any time as her career is on the line when/if there's an accident! And no HT would sign off a trip risk ass't where there were plans to use a trampoline without mega safety stuff in place prob including extra insurance and sign off from the Council etc etc ( I am a HT).
Just ask, she will prob say 'Oh my goodness, no way is any one going on the trampoline' etc. Then you won't need the note.
Agree with christine, bet there not using the trampolines. Don't think I'd be happy with that either. And at belgo, I leave my DDs unattended on our trampoline all the time! (bad mummy). It has a net and I tend to think that's fine. The door overlaps so they really can't fall out. I guess they might twist an ankle, but they could do that with me stood there! (I'm never too far away). You can't wrap them in cotton wool!