Time to toughen feet up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

I AM 11 years old and I saw the story in last week’s Gazette about the barefoot de­bate.

I be­lieve chil­dren should not have to wear shoes to school.

Firstly, Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple did not wear shoes for thou­sands of years. Did they have prob­lems sur­viv­ing? Hu­mans did not evolve with shoes. So do you think we re­ally need to wear shoes? No we do not.

Next, if you live in Wonga, Port or Moss­man most peo­ple wear no shoes, so you are go­ing to have tough feet.

Some prick­les in the oval are not go­ing to hurt your feet.

So all the peo­ple who wear shoes and say pro­tect the lit­tle dar­lings’ feet are just too soft.

To these peo­ple I say, “Toughen up”.

Tough feet:

Kaleb Vandijk and Reef Ward

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