As the older children in the school, training them to swap shoes over has been reasonably straightforward. Feedback received from parents is that they want their children to 'let off steam' at lunchtime and therefore are more than happy for them to change in and out of shoes and can cope with a little bit of mud on their child's trousers.
We are now in position to trial this with the current Year 4 (and eventually move on the year 3's).
The school has already purchased the buckets for the classes (1 for boys trainers and 1 for girls).
If you would like your child to go on the field in the colder months then please send a pair of OLD trainers into school that are clearly labelled with your child's name. Any trainers sent in will be your child's responsibility.
THE SCHOOL WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR DAMAGED TRAINERS.
Please note : - Some children do get mud on their trousers after being on the field.
The children are responsible for ensuring they do not get mud on their clothes.
If children have consistently been coming home with excessive amounts of mud on them then some of the of the parents have been sending in waterproof trousers that they put over the top of their trousers. You may also suggest to them that you would rather they didn't go on the field.
If children in Year 4,5,6 do not want to go onto the field - it is not compulsory. They cannot swap back and forth between the two nor can they play football in the playground. If this next stage of the trial is successful we will roll it out to the year 3 pupils.