Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Australian school bans clapping in favor of silent cheer

News.com.au: CLAPPING has been banned at a Sydney primary school which has introduced “silent cheering”, “pulling excited faces” and “punching the air” to respect students who are “sensitive to noise”.

The school now only allows its pupils “to conduct a silent cheer” when prompted by teachers and says the practice “reduces fidgeting”.

Elanora Heights Public School, which is on Sydney’s northern beaches, announced its new “silent cheer” policy in its latest school newsletter.

The ban on clapping at Elanora Heights Primary School emerged on the same day that an exclusive girls school banned teachers from calling “ladies” or “women” in favour of “gender-neutral” terms.

5 comments:

Leland said...

You have the freedom to remain silent. Anything you say or do may be construed to offend someone and will be used against you in a court of law.

edutcher said...

The Diggers are really down under.

Amartel said...

I'm down-twinkling this.
Riot at will, kids.

Methadras said...

I'm surprised they didn't ask them to genuflect and prostrate themselves as a substitute for cheering silently.

Sixty Grit said...

To them I raise a peace sign. Well, half of one, anyway. Silently.