To “respect members” of the “school community” that might be “sensitive to noise,” Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney, Australia has now adopted a “silent cheering” policy at assemblies.
“When you attend an assembly, teachers will prompt the audience to conduct a silent cheer if it is needed,” the school noted in an emailed statement.
Kids will be “free” to “punch the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot” — that is, of course, until punching the air is banned for promoting violence, pulling excited faces gets banned for offending someone who gets offended when faces are pulled, and wriggling is officially classified as a “microaggression”.
Australian schools have been the target of political correctness in hyperdrive for the last few years and it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous seemingly by the week. Bans now include everything from an exclusive girls school banning teachers from using the adjectives “ladies” or “women” to describe females because it isn’t inclusive enough (again, at an all girls school), to the banning of the word “black” in the song “Baa Baa Black Sheep”.
Pretty soon kids won’t be able to do anything at all at Australian schools without it offending someone somewhere. Students will be expected to go to school, sit still at their desks, quietly staring forward all day long. Blink once for “yes” and twice for “get me the hell out of here before I’m socially engineered into a robot”.
Ah, our modern Orwellian schools… working on making sure society is filled with people who have been trained not to do anything without checking first to see if authorities have approved it.
Via Daily Sheeple