School Fair Safety

School Fete Safety I got an email from a reader overnight and it really concerned me. Schools have a huge responsibility in regards to student safety and from what I have seen, generally take this responsibility very seriously and professionally. However, some of the stuff I have seen come come from my kids school lately …

Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education

Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education Image Source As things continue to remain unchanged in the safety sphere safety people turn to the schooling system for the next bite at the cherry. Publication of injury statistics of young workers injured at work always seems to spark the crusade for teaching safety in schools yet again. …

Obsession with health and safety is killing science

Obsession with health and safety is killing science, claims James Lovelock If you would like to read a positive story about Schools embracing Risk: www.safetyrisk.net/a-positive-story-about-embracing-risk/ Image and article Source The ‘religious’ obsession with health and safety is putting off a generation of children from science because they are banned from taking part in experiments, one of …

A Positive Safety Initiative by an Authority

A Positive Safety Initiative by an Authority – Sort of! Just when we had given up hope that Authorities would ever get that convoluted systems, overwhelming paperwork and more rules only create more risk and not the intended positive culture,  some news from the UK Department For Education. Departmental advice on health and safety for …

School ditches rules and loses bullies

School ditches rules and loses bullies Encouraging article about unwrapping the cotton wool, encouraging creative play and ripping up the stupid rules book. While most teachers were horrified before this experiment began, the results have been quite amazing. Kids now have an outlet for their exuberance, creativity and energy. Read the full article from NZTV …