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"Break the rules Day!"

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mangoandpineapple · 17/05/2021 15:35

So the PTA of my DD school are trying to raise funds. This is their latest suggestion, pay 50p to break a school rule. The examples they give are, wear nail varnish, put juice in your water bottle for the day. They have put some boundaries in place but very few - No hoop earrings, appropriate footwear must be worn , no food to be brought in due to allergies and no electronic devices.

AIBU to raise this with school? At a time when we are having to stick to more rules than ever , I just think it's asking for trouble . Surely they could have framed it differently "yes day" or "crazy day" anything really. Not to mention, the fact they are paying to break the rules .

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Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 17/05/2021 15:37

Yeah I see your point. It's not a great message to send.


00100001 · 17/05/2021 15:38

You're over thinking this


3scape · 17/05/2021 15:39

I'm pretty sure they could come up with something else.


BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 17/05/2021 15:40

I think it's odd to call it that when only some of the rules can be broken.

I'd frame it more as a Bonus Day - as a bonus you can bring juice instead of water / wear own clothes / wear nail varnish/ come in costume / have a chocolate bar in your packed lunch / call the teachers by their first name etc.


Cocomarine · 17/05/2021 15:44

My local primary just did this. All the kids loved it, even at their age they could understand that it was some rules, for one day, for fun and not to be taken seriously. I suggest grown adults follow suit.

We have since had a spare of 5 year olds refusing to wear masks due to the confusion.


BlackberrySky · 17/05/2021 15:45

Not the best choice really, when it could be crazy hair day or such like. I am on the PTA and our head has to approve all fundraisers so I am surprised the head let this one in when there could be some misinterpretation!


TeenMinusTests · 17/05/2021 15:45

Well, presumably school OKed it as the PTA can't unilaterally do something like that.


Whatwouldscullydo · 17/05/2021 15:46

Its giving them.a.little chance to let loose within safe parameters at a time where their every move is tightly controlled.

Let them.have a bit of fun with some hair chalk and nail.polish and stop over thinking it. They aren't going to go and lick.all the water bottles in tesco or throw a whole class party in a toilet cubicle cos they wore jeans fir a day.


Comefromaway · 17/05/2021 15:47

I think its a great idea.


Hopdathelf · 17/05/2021 15:47

Even if it’s just a bit of fun, it doesn’t sit right teaching children rules can be broken if they pay.


Topseyt · 17/05/2021 15:50

You are taking it far too seriously. Lighten up.

It's a bit of fun. No need for a sense of humour failure. Grin


Eminybob · 17/05/2021 15:52

I love this idea.
Just asked 6yo ds what rule he would break for 1day and he said none. The little angel GrinGrinGrin


TheRavenNevermore · 17/05/2021 15:57

It's fine. Credit the children with a bit of sense ffs. It's hardly 'Twat a Teacher' day is it? Shame really Grin - they could charge way more than 50p for that!


NotyouGuillermo · 17/05/2021 15:57

At a time when we are having to stick to more rules than ever it gives them a chance to break a rule in a safe, inconsequential way.


Lilmzsnowflake · 17/05/2021 16:02

Many children struggle with sticking to the rules as they stand.
Many children are upset by anything out of the normal, including non uniform days and changes to the daily routine in school.
This suggestion has come up at my DC school and was shut down as inappropriate due to the level of problems it would likely cause.
There are plenty of other ways for a PTA to raise funds.


Cocomarine · 17/05/2021 16:04


Even if it’s just a bit of fun, it doesn’t sit right teaching children rules can be broken if they pay.

Is that really what you get from this? 🤣

Clutching my pearls at how my children will turn out after the once a term voluntary £1 to wear MUFTI once a term for PTA once a term. Guess what? Nobody was checked that they really had paid a quid. And weirdly, all mine once at secondary didn’t saunter in wearing jeans and saying, “deduct a quid from my school money account miss.” 🤣

Worldgonecrazy · 17/05/2021 16:05


Even if it’s just a bit of fun, it doesn’t sit right teaching children rules can be broken if they pay.

Seems to me that’s setting them up for a career in politics.....Grin
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