Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This is no way to treat children

I don't have children and don't want any but even I recognize that thisis not right.

Seven Hills West Public School, a primary school in Sydney has 52 children with special needs. When dealing with children with special needs it makes perfect sense to take measures to to accommodate for them and being next to a busy road it makes even more sense. However and I mean a really big fucking HOWEVER this (couldn't get the embed code so I just linked to the video) is not the way to "accommodate" them.

Now putting them in a fenced in area of the playground does sound like a good idea however when that fenced in area has nothing but dirt (that's right no grass), a tree, and a bench that wraps around the tree its pretty obvious how far the school is willing to go for these children. And it also doesn't help that local lingo refers to the area as "the pig pen".

I'm not trying to say that there should be no fenced in area because it sounds like there is good reason to have one but if you're going to do such a thing it wouldn't hurt to make it look like a play area then makeshift prison.

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