1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The Teacher Q&A will be closing soon.

    If you have any information that you would like to keep or refer to in the future please can you copy and paste the information to a format suitable for you to save or take screen shots of the questions and responses you are interested in.

    Don’t forget you can still use the rest of the forums on theTes Community to post questions and get the advice, help and support you require from your peers for all your teaching needs.

    Dismiss Notice

PE shoes / gym equipment / chn with verucas

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by newmanhard, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Hi I'm half way through my NQT year in Reception - Very busy but all going well. I have a PE question (if not your speciality pls would you forward question on to someone who might be able to help) :
    Chn with a veruca must wear PE shoes, but there is talk at school of banning PE shoes on any gym equipment including mats as there is a risk on chn having an accident (prob from slipping) which I'm concerned would deny these chn meaningful PE.
    What is the current thinking about PE shoes / gym equipment / chn with verucas?
    Thanks, Newman
     
  2. Ok, I'm not a PE specialist, but science. It seems to me that we are talking about a risk assessment here. What is the risk of others catching a verruca (high) from kids with no PE shoes against a REAL accident (in my opinion low) caused by wearing trainers while doing gym. Personally I would have thought that a trainer has more grip (based on my knowldege of physics) than an unclad (possibly sweaty) foot (based on my knowledge of biology).
    I cannot see how banning trainers makes gym equipment safer!
    James
     
  3. alastaircrow

    alastaircrow New commenter

    I am only a student so don't quote me on it, but I am fairly certain veruca's can only spread in water so the kids should be okay in bare feet.
     

Share This Page