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This School Has Just SHAMED Its Pupils Parents For One Thing

Parents at a British primary school have been chastised for being too engrossed in their phones while doing the school pick up.

The headmaster at St Joseph’s Primary School in Middlesborough has put up signs at all three entries to the school that read “Greet your child with a smile, not a mobile”.

“These signs were put up as part of a strategy to encourage children to continue on their speaking and listening skills with their parents, at the start and end of the school day,” the school said in a statement.

Headmistress Liz King said it was designed to encourage parents to interact with their children.

“We are always looking at ways to engage parents and we’ve got the signs at each entrance and at the foundation entrance,” Ms King told The Telegraph.

“They are simple, but they carry a really important message. We are trying to develop our speaking and listening in school and we thought it was a really simple way to get the message across.

“It wasn’t an issue among our parents, it just emphasises that speaking and listening helps the children to have discussions.”

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