No ban on World Cup stickers in Sutton schools

Many school children around the country have been told by their schools they cannot trade collectible World Cup football stickers.

Many school children around the country have been told by their schools they cannot trade collectible World Cup football stickers.

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Schools in Sutton are not being encouraged to ban pupils from swapping football stickers in the run up to the World Cup.

Many school children around the country have been told by their schools they cannot trade collectible World Cup football stickers.

But in Sutton, the council has said it does not see any reason for children to be banned from swapping the Panini stickers and will leave decisions up to the schools themselves.

Sutton Guardian:

The official World Cup sticker album

A council spokesman said: "Sutton Council does not have an official position on this. It is for individual schools to decide on issues such as this and we would not seek to impose a standard view."

Several schools around the country, including one in Yorkshire, have told  children they cannot bring the stickers into school as they have distracted children and even caused fights.

The stickers, featuring star players set to appear at the tournament in Brazil, are popular among children and adults and collectors are encouraged to swap stickers they have duplicates of for ones they need.

Has your pupil's school banned football stickers? Do you think they should be allowed or not? 

Leave a comment below or contact reporter Mike Murphy-Pyle on 0208 722 6359 or email mike.pyle@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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12:18pm Fri 30 May 14

Screaming123 says...

For goodness sake, I think the whole country is getting ban crazy.
Why can't they leave the schools the way they are.
I grew up in the time where children were allowed to play with balls in the playground and were allowed to swap stickers.

Just leave the children be!!!

I am sure there are more important things to be worrying about!
For goodness sake, I think the whole country is getting ban crazy. Why can't they leave the schools the way they are. I grew up in the time where children were allowed to play with balls in the playground and were allowed to swap stickers. Just leave the children be!!! I am sure there are more important things to be worrying about! Screaming123
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1:02pm Fri 30 May 14

Farbinny Foil says...

Got, Got, Got, Got, Got, Neeeeeeeeed!!! - Oh those were the days
Got, Got, Got, Got, Got, Neeeeeeeeed!!! - Oh those were the days Farbinny Foil
  • Score: 11

1:02pm Fri 30 May 14

Crease2000 says...

I think that the kids interacting with each other is a good thing. Surely it's better than staring at their phones?
I think that the kids interacting with each other is a good thing. Surely it's better than staring at their phones? Crease2000
  • Score: 12

2:26pm Fri 30 May 14

Niki R says...

Honestly, The link to this story from the front page reads "Should children be banned from swapping World Cup stickers in school?"

The story opens "Schools in Sutton are not being encouraged to ban pupils from swapping football stickers in the run up to the World Cup."

So this isanother story that isn't, then?
Honestly, The link to this story from the front page reads "Should children be banned from swapping World Cup stickers in school?" The story opens "Schools in Sutton are not being encouraged to ban pupils from swapping football stickers in the run up to the World Cup." So this isanother story that isn't, then? Niki R
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8:22am Fri 6 Jun 14

sfocata says...

I had the same initial reaction as Niki R... "They're doing WHAT?! Ah, they're not".

But then does that mean that schools are banning swaps elsewhere? Why? An activity that encourages interaction and compromise, and demonstrates that not everything has to be a pure financial transaction?

Makes me a bit misty-eyed about my own childhood Panini craze... why did I always get SO many Dundee United duplicates?
I had the same initial reaction as Niki R... "They're doing WHAT?! Ah, they're not". But then does that mean that schools are banning swaps elsewhere? Why? An activity that encourages interaction and compromise, and demonstrates that not everything has to be a pure financial transaction? Makes me a bit misty-eyed about my own childhood Panini craze... why did I always get SO many Dundee United duplicates? sfocata
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