Swimming at camp too dangerous for students, school says

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A Toronto teacher says his Grade 8 students are unhappy that a three-day graduation trip to a nature camp in Bancroft, Ont., next month was cancelled due to the school board’s safety concerns over activities such as swimming and archery.

Lenny Chiro, who teaches at Amesbury Middle School, was preparing his class for the annual trip to Camp Walden when the school board cancelled it, citing safety concerns.

“It’s confusing why at the last moment we’re told that we’re not in compliance with safety rules, when the facility that we’re going to has an exemplary track record and is extremely well supervised,” Chiro said Friday in an interview with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.

Photo by Clarkston SCAMP

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  1. Another sad day in the lives of children who are possibly being sheltered from any activities of risk because of liability, lawsuit and more disturbing general coddling of their generation.

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