School’s no-contact policy bans hugs and high five

School’s no-contact policy bans hugs and high five

This story is 2 months old, but with the recent ban on cartwheels at a Sydney school, it’s worth reposting:

A PRIMARY school is punishing students with “counselling sessions” if they are caught giving high fives, hugging or playing tiggy, basketball or football…

Principal Judy Beckworth said the community had overreacted “and I don’t see what we have done as unreasonable”.

Students caught breaking the no-contact policy were taken from the playground and given a lecture about safety and the risks of rough play.

“They are given time to reflect – it’s like a counselling session,” she said.

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