Thursday, 4 June 2009

Sky's the limit?

Arriving at national sports and athletics centre Crystal Palace, south of London, I was reminded of climbing these rather tall floodlight towers years ago on a school-aged coaching weekend as a dare (and as a race!). Scary fun.

coincedentally the mornings papers today were full of a story of a pick-your-own fruit farm being closed by safety inspectors who wanted to see safety railings installed!!

I do wonder how long this wonderfully patient generation of children will tolerate this nonsense of being banned from everything - from YouTube to gooseberries? How can we put self reliance, confidence and a bit of scary excitement too back into learning?

Looking up again at the floodlight towers I was also reminded of how fit I was back then too. Time for a change of life style...

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