Not Just Snowball Fights -- Now School Bans Kids From Touching Snow

The folks in Britain have been dealing with a winter storm that blanketed snow across the country, and while it may have inconvenienced some, we bet plenty of kids simply loved it.  Well, it turns out there are some kids who may not have had as much fun as their friends. 

While some schools in the country have banned snowball fights, believe it or not, a school in Dagenham, England has gone a step further, banning kids from even touching snow.  That’s right, the Jo Richardson Community School took all the fun out of snow, explaining that they did so out of fear of potential lawsuits.

“It only takes one student, one piece of grit, one stone in a snowball in an eye, with an injury and we change our view,” the school’s headmaster Ges Smith explains.  “The rules are don’t touch the snow.  If you don’t touch the snow you’re not going to throw it.”

The headmaster adds that if kids are playing in the snow they will get their clothes wet which is “unfit for school.” 

  • As you can imagine, folks on social media had something to say about the ban.  Check out some of the other reactions below:

Source: The Telegraph

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