Australian school bans cartwheels
Finally! Something that explains the Australian Gymnastic Olympic Medal count !!!
A school in northern Australia will review a ban on cartwheels, handstands and other gymnastic tumbles in the playground after a community backlash, the state education department said Wednesday.
Belgian Gardens State School in Townsville, Queensland, recently banned all unsupervised gymnastic activities outdoors in what it called an effort to protect students from injury.
The policy became nationwide news Tuesday when a parent complained to the Townsville Bulletin newspaper.
Kylie Buschgens said her 10-year-old daughter had been punished for doing cartwheels, even on the grass, after students were told of the ban at a recent assembly. She told the newspaper that her daughter and other students now "sit around and do nothing" during recess and lunch breaks because they are not interested in other sports.
I am sure the school was just worried about the kids "flipping out"