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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-11-13, 01:34 PM
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5. School will only allow the gaming aspect of it. No painting (supposedly toxic fumes by "concerned" parents) or modelling (OMG, they have to use scalpels to cut their toy soldiers?!?) due to the usual Health & Safety risk assessment issues.

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that GW allows 7-10 year olds to assemble and paint models in store Based on the grounds their products are non toxic.
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Never pick any battle with "concerned" public school parents... not worth the effort and aggravation unless there are extreme vested interests involved. Even then you definitely one to pick those battles carefully!

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what about the painting for art and improving motor skills?

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Wish you the best Wookie but one question? What age range is this for?

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what about the painting for art and improving motor skills?
You're preaching to the preacher here on this one!!! Not much more I can do at the moment...

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Wish you the best Wookie but one question? What age range is this for?
We're looking at kids between the age of 7-10 here.

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I think that if they had metal models/stuff that their parents did/etc. then you could probably convince people to let them build because the stuff really is non-toxic. Just teach them about... glue safety... first. Then painting shouldn't be too bad.

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This is unfortunately non-negotiable as far as the Head is concerned. So its only gaming. Models will be built/converted/painted by the kids (or their parents) in their own time ANYWHERE else other than in school! Sensible in a way as it simplifies responsibilities and insurance issues for the school.

The only "painting" item that is a constant is the annual painting competition where the kids will bring in their best model (presumably painted by themselves) for judging by their peers. This was the one that the daughter won last year and kick-started (re-kindled in my case) this whole affair with Warhammer.

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This is awesome! I'll definitely be checking back in for updates ;)

That age can definitely be tricky, though... I started playing when I was 7 (and we won't talk about how many years ago THAT was), and tried to get some of my friends going as well. Results were decidedly mixed.
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Yeah, I wouldn't push the paint thing. It likely exists from a previous club where somebody did bring in enamel or other noxious paint, or a simple prejudice. Either way it's not worth it.

Otherwise, it sounds like you are well on your way.

I look forward to seeing how your lesson plans develop.

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