School Forbids Students from Touching Snow

Reason – by Lenore Skenazy

Giving new meaning to the “snowflake” generation, a headmaster in Britain has forbidden all 1,500 of his students from even touching snow.

Ges Smith is the headmaster of the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham, East London, and where others see fluffy white flakes of winter wonder, he sees the wide and icy path to hell.

“It only takes one student, one piece of grit, one stone in a snowball in an eye, with an injury and we change our view,” he said.  

His concern seemed to be that snowflakes are the gateway drug to snowballs. “The rules are don’t touch the snow. If you don’t touch the snow you’re not going to throw it.”

You’re also not going to taste it, make a snowman or fort, or have any fun at all.

On the talk show Good Morning Britain, host Susanna Reid pushed back, saying, “It’s only a bit of fun, let us throw a snowball,” according to The Telegraph.

“If it was that simple, I’d let them throw snowballs all day long,” the headmaster cryptically replied.

But it is that simple. In fact, it’s simpler: You can let the kids touch the snow and not throw snowballs.

Note that snowballs weren’t the only problem dancing in the headmaster’s head. He also doesn’t want kids to get wet, as that would make them unprepared for school. As to whether they will be unprepared for life, well… hopefully the kids will have an opportunity to touch the substance at some point in their childhood.

https://reason.com/blog/2018/02/28/school-forbids-students-from-touching-sn

10 thoughts on “School Forbids Students from Touching Snow

  1. If you investigate the precursor to the Talmud, the “Oral Traditions of the Blessed Sages of Memory” or Mishnah, you will understand why Jesus condemned the religious leaders of His day for “straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel”. The false teachings of the Rabbinical crowd added to the Word of God and nullified it, by imposing miniscule detailed regulations to prevent the average Israelite from even getting close to the prohibitions God required of the people. This was the first thing I thought of when the “headmaster” said: “The rules are don’t touch the snow. If you don’t touch the snow you’re not going to throw it.”
    And if he could, he would demand that the skies stop snowing to begin with, so no one would be tempted to touch the snow, to prevent them from throwing snowballs. This is the madness of men who gain power over others, and find it quite to their liking; that they can wield that power whenever they like, for any or no reason other than it pleases them. This is a grievous evil in the land.

    ” 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
    12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
    13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
    14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
    15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
    16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
    17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
    18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
    19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
    20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
    21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
    22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
    23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
    24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
    25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
    26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
    27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
    28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
    29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
    30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
    31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
    32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
    33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
    34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
    35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
    36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
    37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
    38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
    39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. ”
    Matthew 23: 11-39

  2. “….a headmaster in Britain has forbidden all 1,500 of his students from even touching snow…..”

    Ah… a British boarding school, no doubt. You cannot touch the snow, but you must touch the headmaster’s private parts when he demands it.

  3. “If it was that simple, I’d let them throw snowballs all day long,” the headmaster cryptically replied.”

    And just HOW do you intend to STOP them, RETARD???

  4. This is merely some low self-esteem LOSER that had to say something LUDICROUS, just so he could get his worthless name in the paper for his pitiful 15 minutes of fame.

  5. You, Yes You, Stand Still Laddie!*

    When we grew up and went to school, there were certain teachers who would hurt the children anyway they could
    by pouring their derision upon anything we did
    exposing any weakness however carefully hidden by the kids.

    But in the town it was well known
    When they got home at night their fat and psychopathic wives
    Would thrash them within inches of their lives!

    ooooooooooooo, oooooooo, ooooooooooo, ooooooooo, ooooooooo, ooooooooo,oooo.

    We don’t need no education
    We don’t need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!
    All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

    (A bunch of kids singing) We don’t need no education
    We don’t need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!
    All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

    Spoken:
    “Wrong, Guess again!
    Wrong, Guess again!
    If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding.
    How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?
    You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddie!”

    [Sound of many TV’s coming on, all on different channels] “The Bulls are already out there”
    Pink: “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgh!”
    “This Roman Meal bakery thought you’d like to know.”
    (A bunch of kids singing) We don’t need no education
    We don’t need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!
    All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

  6. For a child, to not touch snow is to be barred from a heavenly blessing, a rite of passage. Touch it, shape it, throw it, eat it. Just don’t eat the yellow variety. Build a fort or igloo, blast your friends with snowballs. Snow is permission to be naughty, adventurous, creative, daring, even pensive – everything kids need now and then to save themselves from ordinaryness. He who bars a child from snow withholds oxygen and tampers with heart-beat, steals opportunity, and most of all obliterates fun. Those are the adults I remember from my youth, the bad guys who were always restricting kids from natural and necessary enjoyment and exploration. In the minds of those children, this educator will forever be The Snow-Blocker, he who was a downer, he who was unloved.

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