School children who have been injured whilst partaking in physical education class activities have been awarded compensation from the local councils.
Rotherham Council has stumped up over £57,000 in compensation over the last five years for accidents and property that was lost at schools in the boroughs catchment area.
£6,205 was paid out to a girl who fell down some concrete steps whilst riding a tricycle another was awarded £1,092 when she broke her wrist whilst on a trampoline and another that slipped on anti-slip felting received £1,003.
Other cases included a boy who cut his knee in a PE class that was paid over £2,500 compensation and a girl who was injured whilst playing Frisbee that received £879 compensation.
Rotherham Council also paid out over £450 compensation for lost property such as missing mobile phones, clothes and other items lost on the school grounds and when a boy who was splashed with custard when he bumped into another pupil received £5,750.
Yet when eleven year old Andrew Sanders needed to have his finger amputated after severely damaging it on a spike security fence, when climbing over it because he got locked in the school grounds after playing a game of cricket with his friends he only received £250 compensation.