Raising a generation of snowflakes: British headmaster bans students from touching snow on school grounds

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From YahooA British headmaster is defending his controversial decision to ban students from touching snow on school grounds, the Telegraph reports.
“The rules are don’t touch the snow,” Ges Smith of the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham, England, explained during an appearance on the Good Morning Britain talk show. “If you don’t touch the snow, you’re not going to throw [a snowball].”
Smith claimed that the ban protected the school from potential lawsuits, citing a “duty of care issue.”
“It only takes one student, one piece of grit, one stone in a snowball in an eye, with an injury and we change our view,” he insisted as hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan accused him of being overprotective.
Smith added that playing in the snow — which has blanketed much of the U.K. in a winter storm dubbed “The Beast From the East” — made children wet and “unfit for school.”
Viewers have blasted the ban as an extreme effort to spoil children’s fun, with one commenter calling Smith a “snowflake.”
Read the original Telegraph story here.
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6 thoughts on “Raising a generation of snowflakes: British headmaster bans students from touching snow on school grounds

  1. momas don’t let your kids grow up to be COWARDS and such!
    if the 17 DEAD in Florida’s school had the GUTS to jump the 19 year old man with the gun they could have KILLED HIM with their BARE HANDS and saved the LIVES of a few at least!!!
    they removed the self defense and boxing from the schools so train them at HOME!!!

    • Often Combat shooters work in a TEAM one shooter covers the other. Very difficult for an unarmed soul to get close to either shooter. This is how Fort Hood was accomplished in a room of UNARMED Combat Vets.
      A Combat Shooter is a well trained Killing Machine; it is a profession and like any other profession if you practice enough you can GET VERY GOOD.
      Cruz was very likely NOT THE SHOOTER; IMO he was probably not even A shooter. It is possible he was conned into being part of the Code Red Active Shooter Exercise we KNOW was ongoing.. He could have thought his weapon contained BLANKS and the “shot” students were playing “victims”. There is so much we do not know.

      • right, nobody will ever know, same as 911, but,
        maybe his $800 ,000 was in play.
        the dead where his classmates mostly or associated with his rabbi,they said,
        in a confined area he could not stop 17 attackers nobody is a ninga . add the wounded and the pile on him would be enough.
        they have removed the boxing,and self defense classes.

    • The Students at that high school could NOT have disarmed the 19 year old man as he was NOT the shooter. The real shooters were grown men TRAINED to kill…..duh…..

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