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Case 50 - School sports day cancelled due to health and safety concerns over wet ground conditions

Issue

A school sports day had been cancelled by the head teacher due to wet ground conditions at their sports ground. The school claimed that this was because of health and safety concerns.

Panel decision

Given that we have experienced extraordinarily wet conditions this summer which has cancelled many other events the panel believes that the head made a sensible decision to cancel this event this year. Health and safety considerations for competitors and spectators will have been one of the factors which led to the decision, but not the only one.

2012-07-08