School Confiscates Valentine Cards After Head Teacher Finds Kids Are Not Emotionally Mature Enough to Handle The Tradition

Head Teacher Peter Turner at Ashcombe Primary School in England announced that all Valentine cards would be confiscated because children are not emotionally mature enough to deal with the tradition.

In a newsletter, Turner said that children get upset when they are “dumped” — apparently they are less upset learning about such authoritarian measures as a shakedown for Valentines. Many of the kids are six and seven.

I have to warn Turner that this type of approach did not work for Burgermeister Meisterburger:

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9 thoughts on “School Confiscates Valentine Cards After Head Teacher Finds Kids Are Not Emotionally Mature Enough to Handle The Tradition”

  1. This is my daughters school and to be honest it is one of the few VERY BAD decisions the guy has made..

    I was fuming when I received the letter, the guy is a very nice bloke, I know him personally , but has some abstract and far out ideas in the way he runs the school, which aside this incident you cannot fault….

    This is the only school I know whereby the weekly newsletter has no letterhead with school contact details on … because in his opinion in makes the newsletter look too formal instead of informative… PLEASE !”!!

  2. A right decision for the wrong reasons.

    Had the Headmaster simply banned it because it’s a complete load of bollocks, designed only to give card and flower shops an annual boost in trade then I would support him totally.

    The kids will learn that rejection by the object of ones desires is one of those facts of life soon enough without this annual celebration of claptrap.

  3. The teascher is so right. God knows how many adults are walking around with painful memories of how they felt when they didn’t receive that beautiful animated card with the frog that popped out holidng a heart from the 7 year old that they were sweet on!
    Oh, Good Grif….give me a break!!!

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