Herald Scotland is reporting that children at a primary school in Scotland are being asked to sign contracts to allow them to play football in the playground.
With 17 separate clauses set out in the documents, pupils at Forthill Primary School in Dundee are banned from hogging the ball, foul tackles, using chants or being a sore loser. Any breaches mean they face a ban for the rest of the term.
Both pupils and their parents have been asked to sign the contracts, which also contains instructions like “I will not deliberately chase on the pitch or swipe the ball from anyone”.
Ryan Finnegan, whose son Jamie, 12, is in primary seven, described the contracts as”political correctness gone mad”. Mr Finnegan, a Level 3 SFA coach, said: “We couldn’t believe what we were reading.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “The letter has been issued following a number of issues that have occurred this school year during break and lunchtime football games.
“These then, at times, have been carried into the general playground or into teaching time.”
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