School Bans Playing Cards
A primary school in England has taken the unusual step of banning playing cards. A letter to parents said:
We have taken the decision to ban all playing cards including Moshi Monsters cards from the school site.
Children have been bringing these collector cards into school and trying to swap cards during the day which has caused much upset and disruption on the playground.
These disagreements can then impact on learning within the classroom.
We are looking at the possibility of having a lunchtime club for children who enjoy these cards and I will get back to you with details in due course.
Read more from: The Argus.
The cards that apparently instigated the ban at Top Trumps "Moshi Monsters" trading cards, which can be used to play a variety of games. But the ban applies to all playing cards.
Weird, and a bit disturbing, but it's also good to see kids becoming enthused about playing cards!