Children timed for 2 minutes maximum on swings or reprimanded
My granddaughter attends a school on the south side that has implemented a 2 minute time limit on using the swings during recess and lunch breaks. They actually have someone there timing them. I have to wonder if they also have someone there watching out for the children’s safety. It would nice if a school has so many volunteers that they could make sure the children were safe and interact with them on a positive level.
Apparently my granddaughter has gone over her allotted time in a couple of instances. The last time she was summoned by 2 students from another grade to a classroom before lunch to be reprimanded (humiliated) in front of these other students while the supervisor tore into her. She is a very shy girl and this has devastated her. She is only 9 years old. My point is that if the swings are such a problem they should be taken down or more put up. 2 minutes is a ridiculously short period of time to swing. Think about it!! I think this school should be more concerned about providing a safe and happy place for children to learn. Not a place that they are afraid to go back to. OVER SWINGS!!