to expect DTDs to be allowed to wear a sunhat in the playground
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:15
Cos I have just found out that despite sending it in for the last 3-4 weeks the teachers have not allowed them to wear it .
OK to be fair - they have not let them get it out of their book bags at playtime. But still I am bloody glad we have not had a weekday like yesterday or I would have been fuming .
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:20
If it was on their peg I think they would have been allowed to wear it. BUT they started taking it un weeks ago - they should have been told on the first day - "yes you can get it today - but please put it on your peg tomorrow" or similar. I don't even know how I stumbled across finding out. They could have gone all summer without wearing it
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:22
And apparently they are not allowed to used sun 'creams'. They can use sprays but not creams (need to clarify that one though). I am going to get some 10hr protection and sort them out in themornings so that won't be an issue as I hat the sprays as I think they are far messier.
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:29
I am sure that it is the fact they are not allowed to get it from their book bag - rather than the fact that they are not allowed to put it on their head IYSWIM. Still would be nice to know that so that we can ensure it is not left in their book bag IYSWIM.
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:36
No they remember every singl letter that is in there (they always want to know it is about a trip or something nice etc.).
And yes I do get 2 of everything.
When asked who said they couldn't wear hats they said Mrs X says we are not allowed to get them out of book bags. TBH I do believe them as bookbags are kept in a communal pile - and I never thought it would be an issue.
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:44
Still I know a group of secondary school pupils that were forced to stand in the sun (i.e. not shade) during a fire drill as punishment for misbehaviour. The rest of the class were ushered to the shade This was on an exceedingly hot day last summer. Puts my quibble into perspective .
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:46
Indeed. Telling them to put it on there pegs when they arrived would ave done the trick TBH.
The same is true of their raincoats which fold up into their book bags - although I am less concerned about that as it they really needed them they wouldn't be in the playground IYSWIM.
I shall be ensuring other parents have not fallen into the same trap.
MissGolightly · 10/06/2007 15:51
How bizarre. At the least they should have a written policy about what WOULD be acceptable to the school and enable your children to be protected.
They sound borderline nut jobs to me. Why would cream be forbidden but spray ok? Is it because spray is easier for the little ones to apply?
SlightlyMadStilton · 10/06/2007 15:54
I personally hate spray TBH. As I said I have to clarify that rule - and ensure they are not fabricating it for their own benefit/gain. They took cream last year in reception - and were using it.
TBH I am planning on getting 10hr cover so I know it is done properly in the morning - so that is not an issue to me personally.
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