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Unban fidget spinners - anxiety relieving gadgets

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Our school (specificly the RE department) has banned fidget spinners from our school, on the premise that these are "distracting, noise emitting toys that have no place in a place of learning". This is flawed logic, as they emit no noise, nor cause a distraction for anyone as they are span under decks out of sight. They are in fact, stress relievers, which aleviate some effects of anxiety and allow people to focus on lessons (instead of fidgeting with other people, which WOULD cause a distraction). For people doing revision for GCSEs, (english test papers that are a factor to determine empliyability) for example, this would allow students to infact focus on the important topics that they will need to recall.

This ban needs to end, it is causing too much preventable stress and anxiety within students.

Thank you



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