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Footwear for primary outdoor games!

Discussion in 'Physical education' started by wolverina, May 3, 2012.

  1. I'd like some advice about what is safe and appropriate footwear for year 5 children to wear for PE/games outside. I'm not a PE specialist and am concerned about children's safety. Is it ok for children to wear pumps/plimsolls to engage in football/athletics activities on playgrounds or damp/slippy fields?
     
  2. I'd like some advice about what is safe and appropriate footwear for year 5 children to wear for PE/games outside. I'm not a PE specialist and am concerned about children's safety. Is it ok for children to wear pumps/plimsolls to engage in football/athletics activities on playgrounds or damp/slippy fields?
     
  3. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    Many years ago I'm sure the term 'PE specialist' was not heard off. Kids had the correct kit and went out in all weathers.

    Depends on the activity.

    Personally the children should have outdoor footwear and pumps for indoor.

    However I am sure that someone would claim that is a breach of human rights and discrimination, as it is forcing people to buy specialist equipment for a PE lesson.

    Therefore on a dry yard pumps should be fine. On a wet or damp field then no pumps. If no suitable footwear then obviously the lesson would have to be called off and they would have to sit in the classroom doing mental maths instead.
     

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