Students at Earl Beatty Public School revolted against a schoolyard ball ban yesterday, storming the playground fence at lunch hour to state their case.
“We want our balls back!” they chanted as supervisors shooed them away and reporters gathered on the other side of the fence.
The days of kicking a ball around at recess ended Monday after students took home a letter advising no child could bring a soccer ball, football, volleyball or even tennis ball to the junior and senior school in the area of Coxwell and Danforth Avenues.
The letter stated there have been a “few serious incidents” in which staff and students have been hit, or come close to being struck, by flying balls. One parent suffered a concussion after she was hit by a soccer ball. Now, only Nerf or sponge balls can be brought.
“Next they'll say you can't run because kids fall or you can't wear (shoe) laces because kids trip,” said Konstantina Alexiou, 13, a Grade 8 student.
WTF type of world do we live in where kids can't play sports at recess. I remember playing Tackle Football at Recess in Grade 5.
Not even tennis balls? Good on these kids for kicking up a ruckus.
Edited by Boges, 17 November 2011 - 09:40 AM.