Rare Good News: Victorian school defies trend to ban kids from being kids

Rare Good News: Victorian school defies trend to ban kids from being kids




Some rare good news from a Victorian primary school: ONE Victorian school is defying the national trend to ban activities like cartwheels in the schoolyard saying concerns over safety are “overkill”. Belmont Primary School in the Victorian town of Geelong has declared itself a cartwheel and handstand friendly zone, The Geelong Advertiser reports. Principal Mark Arkinstall described the recent ban on cartwheels at one Sydney primary school, which can only be  performed under the direct supervision of a trained gymnastics teacher, as “ridiculous”. He said concerns about the safety of children was…