Would you be able to keep quiet in the school corridor?

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What do you think about staying totally quiet in the corridor between your lessons?

Well, parents of pupils at a secondary school in Birmingham say they were sent a letter earlier this month saying their children would be expected to move around the building in silence.

In the letter, the school's acting co-heads said the policy would mean children arrived 'calmly and ready to learn because good behaviour needed to be maintained throughout the day.'

The letter to parents said students will be expected to be completely quiet as they move from assembly and when moving from lesson to lesson.

Children will be able to talk in the canteen at lunch and on the field at break times.

If pupils break the rules, they'll get a 20-minute detention.

Some parents and students aren't happy with the idea, saying it's too strict.

But this isn't the first school to bring in the silent guidelines. With some claiming it can improve behaviour and results.

So what do you think of this rule? Is it a good idea or is it too extreme? Are you and your friends noisy at school?

Please vote or let us know by commenting below.


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  • Comment number 8. Posted by U17281406

    14 Nov 2018 19:31
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  • Comment number 7. Posted by PotterHufflepuffPenguin

    14 Nov 2018 16:58
    I think it's a good idea. I don't like noise so I like it. Most of my friends wouldn't be able to do it tho.
  • Comment number 6. Posted by Peter101History

    14 Nov 2018 16:33
    This is one of the most weird and harsh rules I've ever heard of! We should be encouraging people to talk and make friends rather than being silent.
    Shouldn't we?!?
  • Comment number 5. Posted by U17266406

    14 Nov 2018 16:30
    I agree pinkfluffyunicorn. And it's not fair either because at most schools you're not allowed to talk in class anyway. It's not right. Children should have their freedom and be able to enjoy school. How can you make friends if you can't even talk in the corridors?
  • Comment number 4. Posted by pinkfluffyunicorn

    14 Nov 2018 15:05
    I think it's a silly idea. If kids aren't allowed to talk in corridors then they will chat in class instead.
  • Comment number 3. Posted by U17263586

    14 Nov 2018 8:39
    lol hi sir
  • Comment number 2. Posted by U17263586

    14 Nov 2018 8:36
  • Comment number 1. Posted by PinkfluffyLemur18

    14 Nov 2018 8:17
    We have to line up in silence after break or lunch time. but i could'nt do it in a corridor.