Children are tougher than butterflies!
One of the inevitable consequences of hosting the Olympics is the calling for more competitive sports to be introduced into the school curriculum, so we can, as a nation do better. I think this is nonsense; we did unbelievably well this time around, despite the fact that most of our athletes presumably attended school when socialism dictated that children would be mentally scarred for life if they lost a game of tiddlywinks let alone tennis! I think games and sports are not a bad thing, but many of us hated the whole idea when we were at school.
Schools are meant to educate children in basic skills, literacy and numeracy and so forth, not to spot future Olympic champions.
And what about the risk factor? There is an interesting article here on this very subject and it is also interesting how risk factor assessments are rarely accurate. More competitive sport in schools means more children at risk of injury or death, and there is no such thing as an accident these days.
Frog leapt out and scared gardener!