edmonton public schools bans most inflatable amusement equipment
People are prohibited from using inflatable castles, most other inflatable toys and trampoline at school.
The Act, which was issued on June 14, applies to all 213 schools in the region. The bill says it prohibits the use of inflatable rides and trampoline, including organizations that rent school facilities.
This new ban applies to any attraction supported by a blower, which schools sometimes have every year --
Regional spokesman Carrie Rosa said the celebration was over.
She said several students at the Victoria School of Art were injured when they inflated last year.
\"In some cases, students are injured on the inflatable device, we take the safety of the students very seriously, and we want to keep the children safe at any time,\" she said . \".
\"When we decided to stop using inflatable toys in our school, that was one of the factors we considered.
We can take proactive measures to keep our children safe.
But Cardinal said her three boys were old.
From kindergarten to high school, enjoy playing in inflatable castles, a great way to consume energy.
She agreed that there were several incidents of serious injuries to children, but she said that the provision was a bit too much on a larger scale.
If best practices are followed, there is no reason for these attractions to be unsafe, she said.
\"There\'s a thin line between protecting our children and overprotecting them.
Protect our children and have the potential to harm them in the future because they don\'t know how to take health risks or the limitations of things.
\"Scenic spots are divided into five categories --
Bounce house or interactive attractions such as castles, slides, wrestling, boxing and bungee jumping equipment, obstacle classes and climbing parts.
The regulations prohibit state district staff and students from having physical contact with inflatable rides and trampoline during school
Related activities within or outside the school facilities, such as in sports fields, recreation centers and field trips.
Greta Gerstner, who has two children in the fourth and sixth grades, said the board should consult parents before implementing the policy.
There are a lot of barrier classes that can be used safely, she said.
\"Don\'t use it on windy days,\" she suggested . \".
Inflatable amusement spots that do not require physical contact, such as inflatable basketball stands, are not regulated. Mini-
Trampoline and similar devices recommended by qualified professionals for special educational purposes are also tax-free, as are inflatable school furniture for creating sensory, athletic, pre-school sensitive learning spaces
Kindergarten program or special needs.
Over the past two years in Alberta, according to data from all amusement park rides, more than 80 people have been injured by playing on inflatable devices, when people hit each other, the damage occurs on inflatable slides and inflatable attractions, where children fall from tall structures with slides, equipment falls down, or when the structure is tilted or lifted to the air when it is windy.
Injuries may include fractures, head injuries, back and neck injuries, sprains, bruises, and wounds, which may in some cases be severe to cause permanent disability or death, the website said.
11-year-old mother Catherine Smithyear-
Old students at public schools in Edmonton say she is concerned that the relocation of the area will continue into community events and festivals.
\"I am a helicopter parent, so I understand the safety issues of our children,\" she said . \".
\"But this decision by EPSB feels like an unnecessary bubble pack for a truck.