School Bans Running at Recess
November 12, 2012
Can you imagine playing tag without running? What about kickball or Red Rover? Due to a new district-wide ban, some children might have to re-invent these old-school games sans sprint.
According to a post on the parenting website Free Range Kids, one unnamed school board recently instituted a “no running policy” during recess. To make matters worse, the school’s break period is only 10 minutes long to begin with.
One concerned mother wrote in:
“My son’s school district has just instituted a no running policy during recess. I am, of course, appalled by this, feeling that the kids need to be able to blow off a little steam during those 10 minutes of their day. Plus, kids need more exercise, not less. What’s next, no running for soccer/baseball/lacrosse practice?”
In the past we’ve reported on school’s banning, hugs, cart wheels, high-fives, and now running. Do you think districts are being too cautious? Or are you okay with these restrictions? Leave a comment and let us know!