A primary school in Avignon, France, has banned parents from “throwing” their kids through the fence when they arrive late, as the relevant sings have been put outside the school entrance, according to images shared by Mediavenir.
🇫🇷 FLASH - Le lancer d'#élèves est désormais interdit à l'école primaire de La Trillade, à #Avignon. Des parents d'#enfants en retard les avaient jetés par dessus le portail. (La Provence) #ecoles pic.twitter.com/opulBppDXI— Mediavenir (@Mediavenir) November 9, 2020
The signs, which are now hanging outside the Trillade school, depict an adult literally tossing up a youngster through the gate which is said to be closing at 8:30 am. Another image advises those arriving late to come back at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. when the doors reopen again, rather than tossing their kids like living balls.
According to the school’s head teacher, Sanaa Meziane, “parents arriving after the bell were literally throwing their kids”, The Times reported.
This would not be something she would witness regularly, the teacher said, however, the staff was now tired of “irresponsible” parents, who would resort to such an awkward and dangerous move, when missing the morning deadline.
The school eventually voiced its concern about the unsafe practice, worrying about injuries it could potentially lead to.
As the images of “throwing” notices went viral on Twitter, netizens couldn’t help but share their interpretation of exactly how this would have looked – and basketball was a good source of inspiration.
les parents des enfants d’Avignon: pic.twitter.com/IfttbIbCuT— ⁶₆⁷ Şêr 🦁 (j’ai sauté) (@resko_94) November 9, 2020
Les grilles se ferment— Tuchel le Tacticien 🕵🎭 (@thuchelinho) November 9, 2020
Les daronnes a 8h01 : pic.twitter.com/jQfg9s9Ib9