Your child will be a child, but how far is it?
What seemed to be unconscious fun, apparently from Tampines Elementary School, was probably stepped too far by the students.
The videos circulating online depict young students in Yumin Elementary School uniforms running on the roof of Tampines’ covered pedestrian bridge.
They are throwing floorball sticks at each other, especially with other people who appear to be from Junyuan Elementary School.
One of the videos shows a boy in Yumin’s red shirt and black shoes running along the roof. Another student, apparently a girl from Yumin, stands on the ground and throws an unidentified object at him. When an object she throws upward hits the roof, you hear a loud crash.
You won’t see the reason behind these crashes in the video, but you’ll hear more crash sounds later.
Another video shows the same girl walking on the roof. The boy in front has landed on the ground, two students in the uniforms of Nakamoto Elementary School have joined, and the school name is engraved on the back of the white shirt.
One of Jun Yuan’s students tries to throw a neon yellow floorball stick at a girl on the roof, followed by a Yumin boy. Neither of them can hit the girl they are aiming for.
Another Junyuan student managed to throw a floorball stick at the roof and barely overlooked the girl standing on the roof. The roof is about 2.2-2.4 meters from the ground.
Their behavior can be seen as a harmless childish disgust, but some viewers found this too interesting.
Tuition agency director Madame Cham Chi Yi said their actions seemed playful, but the children took dangerous actions and crossed the line.
“They shouldn’t have climbed there,” said 59-year-old Madame Cham, adding that he was shocked to see the lack of security features to prevent such incidents.
19-year-old Clara Chu said: What if they fall or fall to someone below? “
Students added that not only do children not care about their own safety, but they are also irresponsible by endangering the safety of those around them.
Tutor Ye Ya Juan was shocked by the recklessness of their actions.
Ye, 41, said: “Children should have been taught not to be at such risk, especially because parents are often busy with work and unable to supervise.”
He added that schools were responsible for educating children about safety and that the general public should have come out and stopped them.
Yumin Elementary School declined to comment when contacted by TNP. I couldn’t ask Jungen Elementary School for comment.