“For years cotton wool has been the benchmark for guarding kids against all the ills of the world and now, this is no longer adequate”, says Doreen Hambleton. “If its good enough for our lads against the Taliban then the kids should have it. In the UK we average 5 kids dead a week through no fault of their own, a factor of 20 over the armed forces own death toll
Surely even the Government can see that. We have already been presented with Peppa Pig branded Kevlar prototypes for the girls and Bob the Builder outfits for the boys and we have 20 kids out roadtesting the protection now, and none are dead yet.
Whilst protecting them from knocks, bumps, bruises we can also see it limits their ability to climb trees, throw stones, well over-arm at least, and generally cause injury to each other. The 4 kids lined up for the lifesaving task of retrieving a brick in Kevlar laden pyjamas don’t seem to be relishing the prospect, but Im sure it will be Ok in the end
We will also be petitioning Parliament for free school Kevlar and if they need to divert resource from the troops, so be it. Children are our future after all.”