A school in Cornwall has banned running.

School bans running

School bans running

Hillfort Primary School in Cornwall has reportedly banned its pupils from sprinting in the playground during break times because there were too many children sustaining injuries, according to The Telegraph newspaper.

Head teacher Doctor Tim Cook said: ''I sat down with some of my senior colleagues to assess the problem with children running across the playground and ending up in first aid.''

Dr Cook then clarified with baffled parents the ban was not necessarily on running as a whole, but on darting from one side of the playground to another, and has insisted pupils are still allowed to run whilst playing sports such as football.

He said: ''Children can still run in the early years' playground and we have two football courts which the children can run in. This is just a ban on running from one side of the playground to the other.''