Prepare them for disappointment

HEADTEACHER Peter Turner's ban on children sending Valentine's Cards makes me wonder whether Ashcombe Primary School may be one of those well-publicised establishments where children are not able to 'lose' during sports day...

HEAD TEACHER Peter Turner's ban on children sending Valentine's Cards makes me wonder whether Ashcombe Primary School may be one of those well-publicised establishments where children are not able to 'lose' during sports day, for fear of them being emotionally scarred by the trauma of not getting what they want?

Is it not a school's responsibility to assist in nurturing children into fully rounded and well balanced individuals? I can't see that protecting them from all negative aspects of life is going to help them when they get into the 'real world' - or in this case 'big school'.

Could Mr turner's time not be better spent helping his young charges come to terms with the fact that sometimes things don't go the way we wish? As Weston residents it may be a good idea to prepare these children for disappointment early - assuming that North Somerset Council is still in existence when they reach voting age.

G W BURNETT


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