A group of year 6 students at an Australian high school have dramatically protested over a decision to encompass a ban on sports that require contact as well as forbidding all physical contact including high-fives, friendly hugs (even if it’s just two tween One Direction loving females) and anything that requires the touching of another person – which, according to teachers, includes bro hugs and handshakes.
After a little demonstration against the fact that their parents had no say in the school’s new policy – the students were reportedly congregated in the school’s gym where they were told off by teachers.
The no-touching fascism is one rule, but many of these students are more concerned over the fact that the rule was brought to the table via a broadcast through the school’s PA system. The children were informed that they had to notify their parents of the new rule.
One of the student’s mother’s has reported to the media that her son had been heavily winded and was struggling to breathe from an injury – when a friend placed his hand on the boy’s back to comfort him a teacher scolded him for violation of the rules.
“I’m just a bit outraged that it has come to this. There must be other ways,”
Another parent said that his children had been threatened with an “instant detention” for high-fiving other students.
Grab the bubble wrap, protect your children and let’s hope they never watch rugby on the television.