Primary students aren’t prepared for the “emotional trauma” of Valentine’s Day cards, a British headmaster has decided. Children may not exchange cards at Ashcombe Primary School in Weston-super-Mare, reports BBC News.
Peter Turner told parents of the 430 pupils that cards would be confiscated.
. . . Mr Turner said in the newsletter that children get upset when they are “dumped” which interrupts their learning.
He said children should wait until they are mature enough emotionally and socially to understand the commitment in having a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Parents say the ban is “ridiculous.”
Via Jonathan Turley.
Famous Zeke, a teaching intern, shares a hand-made Valentine’s Day card from a student.
In my day, we were required to give a card to every classmate. Girls got “friend” cards for other girls and joke cards for boys. It was about candy, not love. I don’t think that’s changed.