Dear officers from the Departments of Education from the whole world! Please don’t put kids’ computer games instead lessons! Kids may dislike play cool games as strong as they don’t like to sit at boring lessons! Please don’t spoil kids’ joy of playing making their games as their jobs!
In what alternative reality, you ask, events described may occur? In ours, we answer seriously; directly in Australia. The Australians parents were surprised too!
As Daily News & Analysis reports from Melbourne,“The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and the Australian Sports Commission has come under fire for allowing children to play virtual tennis, baseball and boxing on Wii consoles during physical education.”
We even prepared to fight for kids’ rights to play online in leisure time and do sports at least during school time, but we thought: what if the sense of this weird initiative lies deeper? Maybe making physical lessons dropped out from the general curriculum is an original method to increase kids’ attention to these, formerly legalized and welcomed sports activities? If it’s so, and if kids’ boycott to virtual sport leads to kids playing real tennis or baseball — thumbs up to the Australian officials and shame to us, our traditional way of thinking!