For the most part, school rules make sense and help keep students safe. They can even be fun traditions. But every once in a while, schools come up with some weird rules, and the results can lead to very unhappy students and parents. Here are 25 Weird School Rules You Won’t Believe Exist.
Australia school banned cartwheels
In a Sydney school, children were not permitted to perform cartwheels without the direct supervision of a trained gymnastics instructor.
In China, older kids are allowed a thirty minute naps
While it’s not uncommon for Kindergarteners to take quick naps, in China, they allow for older students to take thirty-minute naps. Studies have shown a short nap can improve memory and performance in school.
Dodgeball banned in schools
Schools in New Hampshire have banned dodgeball and other “human target” sports, pointing to bullying and violence as main reasons.
Nebraska schools tell teachers to call kids "Purple Penguins"
In an attempt to be gender inclusive, Nebraska schools required teachers not to call their students “boys” and “girls,” but “Purple Penguins” or other gender-neutral names that include everyone.
If you think this is over the top, wait until you see number 2!
New Jersey school banned bikes
Despite the health benefits of kids riding their bikes to school, New Jersey schools banned bikes, citing safety and liability issues.