School trying to make helmets compulsory

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Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Postby reohn2 » 25 Jan 2018, 6:40pm

Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Once again it is the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the individuals who are imposing their wishes on an easy target group.

The biggest problem with any school is parking in surrounding areas, illegal and dangerous driving, obstruction and a plethora of other issues

These same head teachers could ban children from being brought to school by car, and staff parking in local areas....... yet whilst they are happy to impose restrictions on the children, they happily accept the dangers caused by motor vehicles and claim they are outsidentheir responsibility

Whilst I agree totally with you,can a school really stop children being brought and picked up by car?
Parking within the immediate environs if it's a danger to pupils yes,otherwise I doubt it.

https://www.st-john.hackney.sch.uk/safer-streets-day/

As part of the Safer Streets Scheme, Crondall Street is temporarily closed to traffic during school opening and closing times (during the times of 8:30 – 9:15 am and 3:15 – 4:00 pm). The aim is to encourage walking, cycling and using public transport to get to school, create a safer environment and improve air quality around the school.

Good call,there should more of such schemes :)
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Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Feb 2018, 5:41pm

Seize my child's bicycle, and I'd seize the head teachers (sorry, the Principal's) car until it was returned.
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Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Feb 2018, 9:54am

reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Once again it is the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the individuals who are imposing their wishes on an easy target group.

The biggest problem with any school is parking in surrounding areas, illegal and dangerous driving, obstruction and a plethora of other issues

These same head teachers could ban children from being brought to school by car, and staff parking in local areas....... yet whilst they are happy to impose restrictions on the children, they happily accept the dangers caused by motor vehicles and claim they are outsidentheir responsibility

Whilst I agree totally with you,can a school really stop children being brought and picked up by car?
Parking within the immediate environs if it's a danger to pupils yes,otherwise I doubt it.
As for requiring helmet wearing of children cycling on school premises prhaps,but once off school premises I can't see how a head teacher can have any jurisdiction over pupils mode of transport or headwear


That was my point....

The same “powers” are available in both cases

The same censure “could “ be applied

The ability is also there through employment contracts to deal with the anti-social behaviour by the School’s employees

My employer does this... it is in the contract that you will not park within 1 mile of the Company premises

... and it is enforced
It is simply accepted though

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Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Postby Toffee » 18 Feb 2018, 10:59am

Cunobelin wrote:My employer does this... it is in the contract that you will not park within 1 mile of the Company premises



Why?