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CLIP 6945

Vandals make the playground dangerous

Vandals make the playground dangerous

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Key Info
  • Vandals make the playground dangerous
  • Duration: 01:48
  • At a playground in Rugby vandals have been tampering with and dismantling screws and bolts from children’s swings and climbing frames, making them unsafe to use. A local councillor explains the various checks that people can do before using the equipment. Local children who use the playground describe how they feel about this act of vandalism. This BBC Newsround clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 17 April 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:


  • Keywords: anti-social behaviour, citizenship, crime, opinions, safety, vandals
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this short report as a basis for writing a formal letter of complaint. After viewing the article, pupils could express personal responses and could discuss how they would feel if it was their local playground that had been attacked. Pupils could plan and write their own letters to a local newspaper expressing their feelings about the playground vandalism, using the conventions of letter writing including complete sentences and paragraph organisation.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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