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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!
  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.

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