The ABC is having a go at the various arms of ACT Education which have been, through competing arse-coverings, bringing an end to swimming at schools:
The ACT Government is reviewing a controversial safety policy that has led some schools to cancel swimming carnivals.
Under the policy, students are not allowed to take part in school swimming activities until they pass a swimming competency test.
The new provisions are in response to a near-drowning at a carnival earlier this year.
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Education Minister Joy Burch says education officials will consult with the community about the best way to ensure student safety.
“This policy is about trying to find the right balance between how do we ensure to the best we can that children are safe at a water activity but at the same time making sure that kids are encouraged to participate,” she said.
Kids go to school to learn things, if we’re leaving swimming to the parents why have schools at all?