School bans playground game 'tig'
“He said he was kept in from the playtimes because he was playing tig,” she said.
Ms O’Toole, who used to work at the school, added: “If we saw them playing tig we had to go over to them and ask them to stop playing that and find something else to play.
“I was shocked, it’s the natural game for children and the children themselves weren’t very happy about it.”
A father of a boy who attends the school said: “The world’s gone crazy, kids can’t do anything these days.”
A pupil at the school said: “If you get caught playing tig then you’ll get sent inside and miss your break time.”
The head teacher, Neil Ryan, insists it is only temporary ban, until the weather improves and children can enjoy a larger space to play on the school field.
He said that while the school wanted to see pupils enjoying games at break times the playground was too small for some activities.
“We’ve had a few instances recently of children being upset and having clothes torn during games of tig,” he said.
“As a temporary measure, we have decided to ask pupils not to play tig in our small playground for now.
“Once the weather improves and the larger school field is available to use, the children will be able to play tig again.”