School bans Moshi Monsters playing cards

Moshi Monsters top trumps collector cards are banned from Heyworth Primary School

Moshi Monsters top trumps collector cards are banned from Heyworth Primary School

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Pupils at Heyworth Primary School in New England Road, Haywards Heath, have been told they can no longer play the games because they were distracting youngsters from their work.

Yesterday no one at the school – which has about 220 pupils – was available for comment.

However, in a letter to parents the school said “upset and disruption” had prompted the decision.

The letter said: “We have taken the decision to ban all playing cards including Moshi Monsters cards from the school site.

“Children have been bringing these collector cards into school and trying to swap cards during the day which has caused much upset and disruption on the playground.

“These disagreements can then impact on learning within the classroom.

“We are looking at the possibility of having a lunchtime club for children who enjoy these cards and I will get back to you with details in due course.

“I hope you will support us in enforcing this ban.”

For the full story see today's Argus.

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11:15am Fri 14 Oct 11

Andy R says...

Does the Argus really think we need a "poll" to make a judgement on a policy decision taken by a school? How absurd. It's a matter for the school in consultation with the parents. No-one else is in any position to make a judgement.
Does the Argus really think we need a "poll" to make a judgement on a policy decision taken by a school? How absurd. It's a matter for the school in consultation with the parents. No-one else is in any position to make a judgement. Andy R
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11:29am Fri 14 Oct 11

NickBrt says...

As soon as a minority group family mentions human rights act they'll overturn this ban I bet!
As soon as a minority group family mentions human rights act they'll overturn this ban I bet! NickBrt
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11:46am Fri 14 Oct 11

Andy R says...

NickBrt wrote:
As soon as a minority group family mentions human rights act they'll overturn this ban I bet!
No they won't. Schools set rules about behaviour and conduct every day and no-one ever gets them overturned over "yuman rights" or "elf n' safety" for that matter. Real life is generally lived outside of a Daily Mail editorial.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: As soon as a minority group family mentions human rights act they'll overturn this ban I bet![/p][/quote]No they won't. Schools set rules about behaviour and conduct every day and no-one ever gets them overturned over "yuman rights" or "elf n' safety" for that matter. Real life is generally lived outside of a Daily Mail editorial. Andy R
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11:49am Fri 14 Oct 11

Servalan says...

I like the way nobody interviewed the actual children to think what they thought.
I like the way nobody interviewed the actual children to think what they thought. Servalan
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12:26pm Fri 14 Oct 11

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

CRB checks take weeks - oh look, the trees have just grown another millimetre!
CRB checks take weeks - oh look, the trees have just grown another millimetre! Tailgaters Anonymous
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2:09pm Fri 14 Oct 11

AlexRob says...

Seems a rather poor decision to ban trump cards - I remember playing the game at playtime in the 70's, and it actually helps your reading and number skills - schools are far too fast to ban things these days without thinking through the educational benefits with learning through play.
Seems a rather poor decision to ban trump cards - I remember playing the game at playtime in the 70's, and it actually helps your reading and number skills - schools are far too fast to ban things these days without thinking through the educational benefits with learning through play. AlexRob
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2:24pm Fri 14 Oct 11

MuammarQaddafi says...

My youngest began learning his basic reading and maths from Pokemon though sheer desire to play. Of course, that was outside school and we did not encourage him to bring it there. In fact, we discouraged it. That wasn't all bad as it motivated him to want to come home so he could play more.
My youngest began learning his basic reading and maths from Pokemon though sheer desire to play. Of course, that was outside school and we did not encourage him to bring it there. In fact, we discouraged it. That wasn't all bad as it motivated him to want to come home so he could play more. MuammarQaddafi
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6:43am Sat 15 Oct 11

davyboy says...

although these cards are a bit of fun, i can see where the school are coming from. if kids are comparing cards in the playground, and one kid has a special 'rare' card which everyone wants, arguments can ensue, with the result that someone gets hurt.
although these cards are a bit of fun, i can see where the school are coming from. if kids are comparing cards in the playground, and one kid has a special 'rare' card which everyone wants, arguments can ensue, with the result that someone gets hurt. davyboy
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