Overturn School Ban on Laser Tag in Tasmania
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The Department of Education in Tasmania has updated its “Procedures for planning off-campus activities” resulting in Laser Tag being listed as an unsuitable Activity. Reasons being they say Laser Tag “is not compatible with community expectations and sensitivities concerning violence and aggression.”
The Tasmanian Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff was quoted in various media statements, suggesting that parents and kids are welcome to participate in Laser Tag outside of School hours, as he has with his kids. However, his words contradict the reasoning for the ban in the first place, which was to say Laser Tag “is not compatible with community expectations and sensitivities concerning violence and aggression.”
The Department of Education and Government has failed to consult with Laser Tag businesses or the Community that they claim to be representing. Where is the evidence that suggests Laser Tag is not in line with Community expectations?
Schools have been participating in Laser Tag for over 25 years. Laser Tag requires Students to work together effectively as a team which promotes cooperation, problem-solving & communication skills. Laser Tag sums up the definition of Team Building, it ticks all the boxes and more.
Laser Tag appeals to a wide and diverse number of Students that may not necessarily be engaged with other classroom activities or sports. Having kids run around indoors and outdoors exercising is a healthy activity for the mind and body. It is a lot of fun, it’s an adventure so let kids have the opportunity to learn and play outside of the classroom.
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