The TES reports that Warning signs have been put up at the entrances to a primary school in Middlesbrough
New signs warning people not to use their phones and to greet their children with a smile instead have been put up at entrances to St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Longlands, Middlesbrough, it emerged today.
The circular road safety style sign features a red line across a figure on the phone. It states: “Greet your CHILD with a SMILE NOT A MOBILE.”
Head Elizabeth King said: “We are trying to develop our speaking and listening, and we thought it was a really simple way to get the message across.”
One parent, Jade Collett, whose four-year-old son attends the school’s nursery, supported the idea: “The kids have been at school all day so the last thing they want is for their mum or dad to be glued to their phone.”
But, not all parents have welcomed the move. One mother called the move “a bit daft.”
How does your school deal with mobile phones? Would this tactic work in your school? We want to know what you think by commenting below or on Twitter ~ Mercedes
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