Monday, October 16, 2006

Routine humiliation

From Children Now:

Height and weight measurement programmes are causing distress to children, school nurses have warned.The Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association said many schools were failing to combat children's concerns about weighing and measuring by "disguising" it as part of lessons.

Ros Godson, professional officer at the association, said: "There are ways of incorporating it into a lesson like measuring hands and feet but it involves more organisation than really happens on the ground.

"In reality people are being lined up to measure their height and weight and children do not like it."

What a surprise.

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