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If you were a reception teacher (or any primary really) what would you think to the note I plan to hand in!

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pfbornot Tue 14-Jun-11 16:37:28

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?

RitaMorgan Tue 14-Jun-11 16:40:44

Is it a trampoline in a gym where one child at a time is on it watched by an instructor, or one in a playground where loads of kids are going to be going mental on it at once?

pfbornot Tue 14-Jun-11 16:43:57

Playground, only supervision will be from school staff, not staff who work at the place.

Goblinchild Tue 14-Jun-11 16:50:32

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.

belgo Tue 14-Jun-11 16:53:22

So-called safety nets do not prevent trampoline accidents, and they sometimes cause accidents by giving a false sense of security.

Proper supervision, one child at a time, is what is needed.

I think it's a good idea to ask for a copy of the risk assessment.

Doowrah Tue 14-Jun-11 18:55:22

I wouldn't ask for a copy of the risk assessment but I would state what you would like for your DS. (Teacher)

christinecagney Tue 14-Jun-11 19:00:17

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.

Jezabelle Tue 14-Jun-11 19:29:13

Agree with christine, bet there not using the trampolines. Don't think I'd be happy with that either. And shock 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!

reikizen Tue 14-Jun-11 19:31:00

I'd speak to them rather than do a note personally.

Ben10isthespawnofthedevil Tue 14-Jun-11 19:51:39

Is it one of the playgrounds where the trampolines are set into the floor like this.

If so then I think that you are being slightly over protective. If they are high trampolines, then definitely send your note. smile

pfbornot Tue 14-Jun-11 20:51:55

high trampoline, not one that is set into the floor

thanks for advice everyone

twinkle1010 Tue 14-Jun-11 21:00:55

I think you should speak to the teacher rather than sent a note. Also, tbh they are probably not going on the trampolines anyway.

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