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'Mary' told to wear helmet for nativity play

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

A children's nativity play has been hit by health and safety rules after a girl playing Mary has been told she will have to wear a helmet to ride on a donkey.

http://www.telegraph...fety-rules.html

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

:no: Unbelievable!.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

Reading the story, the girl will be riding the donkey outside, through the town as part of a 'nativity parade'. While there is a fair bit of "health-and safety jobsworthing" around, I'm actually in support of the ruling on this occasion.

Edited by Leonardo, 09 December 2013 - 10:29 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

She should wear a helmet, she would wear one if she was on a bike or horse. Some idiot in the crowd could throw a fire cracker and the donkey might run off with the girl on it.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:30 PM

View PostLeonardo, on 09 December 2013 - 10:28 PM, said:

Reading the story, the girl will be rising the donkey outside, through the town. While there is a fair bit of "health-and safety jobsworthing" around, I'm actually in support of the ruling on this occasion.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:40 PM

View Postbulveye, on 09 December 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

We are post buddies now. We both posted on the same thread at the same time. Being Post Buddies will be awesome! Where shall we go on holiday together?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

View PostLeonardo, on 09 December 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

:lol:

I've never heard of "post buddies" before. As for a holiday destination - somewhere warm, with white sand, hot ladies and cold drinks!

Oh boy...that sounds pretty good to me as well (but with hot guys). Can I be a post buddy too? I'm already tired of shoveling my walkway (I hate winter).

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:23 AM

It makes sense - they can disguise it with a shawl but the girl could get thrown, donkeys are not the most predictable of creatures.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:59 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 10 December 2013 - 01:23 AM, said:

It makes sense - they can disguise it with a shawl but the girl could get thrown, donkeys are not the most predictable of creatures.

Agreed, Mary would be depicted with her head covered anyway, just put the helmet under the shawl.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:02 AM

or.

stick with me here

they make an updated reboot of the nativity story and instead of the donkey, its a muscle car and they're on the run from mutants who want to kill the new human messiah who is immune to the mutant's disease

Helmet problem= solved

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:47 AM

Most people seem to be in agreement. She's riding an animal outside, she should wear a helmet. When did this type of thing become international news worthy? Oh, right. The internet...

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:28 AM

If I was her I would be wearing a bright orange safety vest as well. lol

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:11 AM

View Postjesspy, on 10 December 2013 - 06:28 AM, said:

If I was her I would be wearing a bright orange safety vest as well. lol

...gloves, steel-toed boots, face shield, shin guards, knee pads, safety glasses, ear plugs and in a pea-nut free environment.

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Edited by Likely Guy, 10 December 2013 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:02 AM

My son had donkey rides at his birthday party, all the kids wore riding helmets.  I don't see any problem with it.  If it was my kid I would be insisting they wore a riding helmet, not worth the risk of them falling off and cracking their skull to make it look authentic.

I'm just surprised this make the news.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

View PostMoon Gazer, on 10 December 2013 - 08:02 AM, said:

My son had donkey rides at his birthday party, all the kids wore riding helmets.  I don't see any problem with it.  If it was my kid I would be insisting they wore a riding helmet, not worth the risk of them falling off and cracking their skull to make it look authentic.

I'm just surprised this make the news.

Because, one day we can envisage when our children are wrapped in armour before they're allowed to go out and play.





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