School ‘bans whistles because they are too aggressive’

A school has reportedly banned whistles from being blown at the end of playtime over fears the sound they make is “too aggressive”.

no whistlesStaff at the primary in Milton Keynes are said to have made the move because they are worried children would be “afraid of the noise”.

Instead of using a whistle to signify the end of breaks, staff at St Monica’s Catholic Primary School must instead raise a hand in the air to get the attention of pupils.

h/t ZD

  • BillyHW

    This is why you should never put women in charge of the education of children. Doing so has turned us into a nation of faggots.

  • Jay Currie

    We had these really irritating buzzers in elementary school. I still jump at the sound of a buzzer…Who do I sue?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I still hate the sound of one of those.

    • Alain

      In my time it was a loud bell. Even in secondary school it was the sound of a ringing bell (not a real one then) when you had to change classrooms. For some strange reason it never traumatised me nor would a whistle.

  • Brett_McS

    What about the siren that the Morlocks used to call in the Eloi for ‘processing’? Seemed to be quite effective.

  • Annoying, yes. Aggressive, no.

  • Maggat

    Good suffering Jesus, we are being turned into a trembling group of useless people. Can we not shut these dangerous idiots up?. Maybe isis is the answer.

    • It is the deliberate desire to criminalize citizens that lays behind this.

      • Alain

        I would add also to reduce them into total submission obeying without question every ridiculous demand made by the state.

  • Clausewitz

    Just when you’ve thought you’ve heard it all………….

  • vimy

    They can blow my whistle and I don’t mind if its a little aggressive. In fact I prefer it that way 😉

    • Alain


  • Do not be concerned, they’re going to start using “the most beautiful sound in the world” – the Moslem call to prayer.

  • canminuteman

    Good luck wiith that.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    But, but wait! A raised hand can be seen as aggressive. Oh, what to do, what to do?

    • Alain

      Especially if it is the toilet hand – the left one.

  • Minicapt

    These ideas are invented by psychologists, a profession which appears to select its members from the cohort of people who have mental difficulties and are seeking relief.


    • Editor

      Psychologists who also want to stay employed. Kind of like the publish or perish rule in academia. Psychologists have to come up with new ailments or trauma-inducing micro-agressions on a regular basis for them to treat. It’s like educational reform, I’ve seen 4 or 5 of those go by in my lifetime and kids don’t seem to be getting any smarter. It’s make work projects for those who studied in the oxymoronic social sciences.

  • WalterBannon

    I hope the asteroid strikes soon.

    Nature needs to try again.

    Mankind is officially a failure.

  • Dana Garcia

    Sensitive snowflakes need to be kept at home and attend school online. It’s just too scary — and loud — out there to take a chance. Better avoid the whole thing.

  • Ego

    In the same spirit, the Muslim call to prayer should be banned as well (you know, the sound Obama finds so sweet).
    It’s more than irritating — it’s a slap in the face of every non-Muslim.