Skateboarding rules!

Well, the SMH is playing host again to a Masson family piece! This time, it’s actually a Masson-Leach piece, our youngest son, 15 year old Bevis, writing an opinion piece about the joys of skateboarding, free of the controls of well-meaning programs like the government-funded Street Active program. You can find it on the Sydney Morning Herald’s website too, in their Opinions section..
What needing to earn money can do for a child’s initiative! He desperately wanted to go to a watersports summer camp in January but as we’d already paid for him to go to a skiing one in winter, we told him he had to earn his own money towards it. And this piece did it!

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Don
Don
2022 years ago

Hey! I read that over lunch. It was the most enjoyable opinion piece of the day. I had no idea he was THAT Masson-Leach.

And maybe what Bevis says about unsupervised skateboarding applies to blogging too.

TimT
2022 years ago

That’s an excellent piece, plus it reminds me of the situation happening in Raymond Terrace (about 40kms from Newcastle) at the moment.

Basically, they’ve banned skateboarding and bike-riding in the CBD (sic), partially because of complaints by the elderly citizens.

I always opposed the ban, and some of the reasons were given in Bevis’ article.

wen
wen
2022 years ago

I’m quite comfortable with it being unsupervised, but look forward to the day when helmets & body padding become mandatory …. blogging can be quite combatative, you know.

Good show, B!

Tim
Tim
2022 years ago

Err…I cannae find it. Link?

Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2022 years ago

Troppo readers are accustomed to being spoonfed. Here’s the link to Bevis’s article.

Bo
Bo
2022 years ago

-well hello there BO!!
-OH MY AMIGO!! you look like my toe!!!
-No…dont tell me i look like MO!!
-But you have to know thats my dad is called mo!
and hes doing a show with a Macdo……….!! combo!!
-OH!!! now i know that your dad is doing a show!!
-But you canot go because its only for hobo…no not hobo’s …hobOOOOO!
-allright but what iff i am a hobo…you just dont know!! that my freind Lolo has a big mojo!!
-WOW!! i didint know you have afro and your toe its very harry and very scary!!!
– Your such a poet…you look like perrot!!
-ok now lets go to my didy’s SHOOOOOWW!!!!
this coorporation was brought in part byt hobo foundation to the somalian nation!!!