Recently, the topic “Primary and middle school students almost run out of time to go to the toilet” has been a hot search topic on many platforms, triggering heated discussions among netizens. Previously, a teacher in Shanxi complained on social platforms that the phenomenon of “recess confinement” was becoming more and more serious: 70% of students did not leave the classroom during recess, and even during a 20-minute recess, the campus was empty. Some students also expressed their frustration, “There are 10 minutes of recess time, 2 minutes of waiting in class, and 2 minutes of starting class in advance. It is too late to go to the toilet without running.” (“Beijing Youth Daily” October 29)
“Waiting for the end of class, waiting for the end of school, waiting for the childhood of games.” This is the lyrics in “Childhood”. I believe it is also the voice of many students. But now that the class is over, you may not be able to wait for the games and can only be ” Captivity” in the classroom. The 10 minutes between classes, which should have been full of energy, are now very “quiet”, and this is not an isolated case but a common problem.
The recess time is only 10 minutes, but its role cannot be underestimated. Making good use of these 10 minutes for outdoor activities can not only relax students’ body and mind, but also help prevent and improve problems such as myopia, and can achieve better results. Balance work and rest to improve learning efficiency. Depriving them of these 10 minutes of free activity will not only suppress children’s active nature, but also easily lead to “fatigued driving” in learning. The negative impact cannot be underestimated.
Many schools not only restrict children’s recess activities, but also arrange for special teachers to be on duty and urge students to stay in the classroom as quietly as possible. This increases the workload of teachers and causes students to have a rebellious mentality. In this case, why does the school need to “take this step”? The root of the problem also lies in safety risks and resulting disputes, which are often unbearable for schools.
Compared with keeping students “in captivity” in classrooms, if students run and fight in playgrounds, corridors, stairs, etc., the probability of safety problems is definitely much greater. Once a safety problem occurs, regardless of whether the school is responsible or not, parents will most likely go to the school. Even if some are not responsible, due to the pressure of online public opinion, the school can only take responsibility to calm the matter. Some head teachers and school leaders may also be punished for this. Accountability. Under such a result-oriented approach, many schools are willing to sacrifice the long-term health of students in exchange for immediate management safety.
To say goodbye to “captivity” and rejuvenate the 10 minutes between classes, the most important thing is to reduce the safety problems that may result from this, and say goodbye to the “unlimited responsibility system” that puts great pressure on the school when something goes wrong. Only by first “untying” the school can the school dare to let the children run and play freely for 10 minutes between classes.
In this regard, on the one hand, we must increase safety education for children and do a good job in source management. Only by firmly implanting the concept of safety in their minds will they avoid making dangerous moves and behaviors while playing in class, thereby minimizing the occurrence of safety accidents. On the other hand, it is necessary to introduce clear regulations on the division and responsibilities of schools, and even relevant exemption policies to eliminate the worries of schools allowing recess activities. In addition, commercial insurance mechanisms can also be introduced to help schools bear possible safety risks.
As a parent, you cannot ask the school to allow students to engage in more outdoor activities during recess, while at the same time being overly critical and critical of the school’s safety responsibilities. You must correctly understand the importance of recess activities, and you must also understand that campus safety risks cannot be eliminated. 100% eliminated. As long as the safety accident is not caused by the school’s subjective fault, parents must have a certain degree of tolerance and error tolerance. Even if they defend their rights, they should be rational and not just “let it get bigger”. Parents’ excessive attention will make schools shrink from carrying out relevant work, and ultimately it is their children’s physical and mental health that will suffer.
To revitalize the 10 minutes of recess, schools need to show responsibility, and parents also need tolerance and support. In this way, children’s childhood will be more colorful, and the phenomenon of “recess confinement” will become more and more popular. few.