Saturday, 4 July 2009

Play The Game

Another example of the world, or the UK to be precise, going mad.

Parents were banned from attending an inter-school sports day at Sandy Upper School in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire last week, to protect pupils from kidnappers and paedophiles.

The kids aged seven and eight competed in the long jump, hurdles, sprint, 400 metres and relay races.

Their parents are, naturally, up in arms at not being able to support the youngsters.

Paul Blunt of the East Bedfordshire School Sports Partnership, which ran the event, said the "ultimate fear" was that a child could be abducted.

He said, “If we let parents into the school they would have been free to roam the grounds. All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children. An unsavoury character could have come in and we just can't put the children in the event or the students at the host school at risk like that.
The ultimate fear is that a child is hurt or abducted, and we must take all measures possible to prevent that.”

Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said it was “totally unreasonable” to ban parents from a sports day.

“It's clearly a serious misjudgement. One of the great pleasures of sports day is that their parents can watch them take part.” he said. “If you followed the thinking of this ban you wouldn't be able to let you child out of the front door.”

Mr Seaton is absolutely correct, after all, do paedophiles and abductors roam in packs on the streets of Biggleswade?

I don’t think so!

It’s possible that more paedos died in Los Angeles on Thursday last week than inhabit this little market town with a population of 15,000 residents!

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