Bob McCoskrie – published in latest issue of Investigate Magazine
A school principal recently said that the banning of physical games like bullrush and murder-ball is bubble-wrapping boys in a ‘feminised’ school system. He’s not encouraging brawls or fights, just physicality.. The recent case of a school banning birthday cakes because of obesity concerns shows just how far this ‘risk-averse’ approach is infiltrating into our schools – affecting both boys and girls.
..The cotton wool culture is denying the child’s right to be a child. Playing freely helps kids learn to follow and understand rules, and resolve disputes. It seems ironic that at the same time that we are wrapping our kids in cotton wool and banning tag in the playground, we are consumed with concern about our kids getting too fat.