The madness continues as a Sydney primary school has apparently banned clapping at an assembly, and insists that it be replaced with students “punching the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot” to celebrate achievements. The school will only allow students to share a “silent cheer” in favour of applause, to show “respect” to students sensitive to noise.  The new rules were delivered in a recent newsletter wich reads:

“If you’ve been to a school assembly recently, you may have noticed our students doing silent cheers. “Instead of clapping, the students are free to punch the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot. “This practice has been adopted to respect members of our school community who are sensitive to noise,” it goes on to say.