The BBC is reporting that parents have been told by a head teacher to warn their children against urinating in the playground.
From the Hannah More newsletter
Kay Church, of Hannah More Infants’ School in Nailsea, north Somerset, wrote to parents addressing the matter of “toilet etiquette” in a newsletter…
In the newsletter, Mrs Church wrote: “Sadly, it has been brought to my attention that at the end of the school day a small number of pupils are allowed by parents to urinate in the school playground.
“Clearly this is totally unacceptable behaviour particularly as all pupils and families know where the toilets are in school.”
Chair of governors Ann Tonkin said there are “plenty” of toilets in the school building for children to use, and staff would be happy for pupils to return after lessons to use the facilities.
“If an adult were to behave in the same way in a public place there would be consequences,” she explained.
“Parents need to ensure that they teach their children that it is not acceptable to urinate in a public place.”…
Gosh – is this a common problem?
Any thoughts on the approach taken by Kay Church to deal with it?
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