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Children are only wrapped up in cotton wool because a few parents are wrapped up in getting compensation windfalls. Moreover, it is difficult to apply good old-fashioned common sense to a legal system that seems to be more geared to winning cases and apportioning blame than to justice and fair outcomes.
Having said all that, and despite the risks, I will be allowing my pupils to have snowball fights next year, but only in the summer term.
Headteacher and National Consultant Leader,