Life is about understanding, appreciating and managing risks…

26 Oct

The recently published report of the review of health and safety undertaken by Lord Young on behalf of the government includes a number of important recommendations that aim to reduce the burden of red tape standing in the way of school trips and sports activities.  Lord Young made clear that his proposed reforms “ensure that children do not miss out on important experiences.”  Schools will no longer have to complete complex and bureaucratic forms before taking pupils on trips – and parental consent forms will be simplified to cover all activities.

Regrettably school activities have been seriously curtailed in recent years by ill-informed and inexpert ‘experts’ who sadly believe that the best way of managing risk is to stop the activity.  Life is about understanding, appreciating and managing risks – we make judgements about risk every moment of our waking life at home, at work, at school and with other everyday activities. School sports and outdoor activities are vital to the development of children – hopefully Lord Young’s reforms will see them once again form a rewarding part of school life and pupil development.


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