Should fashion stationery be banned?

Do you like special pens and pencil cases? Should children have fashion stationery in class? Watch the video to find out!

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First it was the bottle flip, then it was the giant mega hair bows, and even the fidget spinners. And they were all there to help us concentrate, right? But has it been taken a step too far? One teacher wants to ban your stationery too. What do they want us to write with? Spaghetti?

I think some of this stationery shouldn't be allowed in the classroom because it's really only a distraction. Nobody really needs a rubber shaped like a macaron. Nobody really needs a pencil sharpener that's shaped like nail polish. And nobody really needs a pencil case with seven different compartments.

So what do these guys from Lancashire think?

My favourite piece of stationery is a rubber, because you can get very fancy ones like this emoji rubber.

My favourite stationery is this, because I feel cool when I have it.

Normal stationery is boring and if you have, like, special one it makes you feel special as well about it.

I don't think the stationery should be banned, because some people would have to, like, fiddle with stuff to concentrate.

If it gets banned, it's fine because you've still got pencils to write with and you've got rubbers to use.

You shouldn't have, like, pink things like that or blue because it does distract people, like, people do play with stuff like that.

You need to save it for breaktime because that's when you can play. But when you're in class you have to learn.

If it was banned, how would you feel?

A bit sad because you just have boring, plain pencils and it's not as fun.

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Discussion

What do you think about fashion stationery? What’s your favourite stationery? Tell us about it!

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Submitted by PrincessGreenMagpie on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 10:00

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I enjoyed the game and the task. and from my opinion fashion stationery are not bad and we can use without getting getting distracted.

Submitted by SkippingTrainOrbit on Wed, 12/09/2018 - 15:17

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In my opinion fashion stationery is cool. My favorite stationery is a pencil sharpener in shape of cow.

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