sack race and other fun games banned!
What is the world coming too?? Children these days are having no fun at all! =( According to reports, teachers at John F. Kennedy Primary School in Washington banned the sack race and three-legged race in their Edwardian-themed sports day. These banning occured after discussions with Beamish Open Air Museum and is because the children might fall over and hurt themselves. Parents and campaigners described the move as “completely over the top”.
Simon Woolley, head of education at Beamish in Co Durham, said: “We looked at a three-legged race and a sack race but what we want to do is minimise the risk to the children. We thought we would be better to do hopping and running instead because there was less chance of them falling over.” Running, hopping and throwing table-tennis balls into buckets will still be allowed for the 375 children dressed up in period costume for the said event.