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Letter: Fainted children?

Wednesday 31 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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Letter: Fainted children?

Can someone tell me if it is true that hundreds of kids had to stand in the hot searing sun on Friday rehearsing cultural dances while being yelled at and not allowed to drink any water?

My mokos told me lots of kids were falling over from fainting or heat stroke and others were very sunburnt. This is not acceptable; the health of our children needs to be first and foremost. This is not a good start for education with poor results last year, questionable appointments from the minister and now this. Aue.

Health isn’t much better allowing children to be put at risk in the summer sun and no use talking to culture. They think army boot camp is the only way to get people to dance. The heads of education need to roll for this appalling act on our tamariki. 

Then they had to dance in the rain on Monday, what did they do wrong to deserve this?

Shocking

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