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School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/05/2011

Murray Wardrop

"Staff at Nathaniel Newton Infant School in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, reprimanded the two boys after they were seen making pistol shapes with their fingers.

"Teachers broke up the imaginary classroom shoot-out and contacted the youngsters' parents, warning them that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

"The school, which caters for around 180 pupils aged four to seven, said the gun gestures were unacceptable and were not permitted at school.

"However, parents have described the reaction as outrageous, while family groups warned that wrapping children in cotton wool damages their upbringing."

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"School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/school-reprimands-seven-year-old-boys-for-playing-army-game-