Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   TV Ratings News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Spoiler News
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing


9-year-old gets Pokemon ban overturned

UPI News Service, 06/16/2011 

A New York 9-year-old said he convinced his school to overturn a ban on Pokemon trading cards by writing a letter touting the game's educational benefits.

Lucas Ayala, a student at the Our World Neighborhood Charter School in Queens, said he gave a letter arguing against the school's longstanding Pokemon ban to his teacher and soon the document was making the rounds at the school, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

"I thought I could make my teacher realize Pokemon was educational," Ayala said. "The letter was supposed to be a joke but then my teacher gave it to other teachers ... . It was amazing."

Ayala said the letter explained how playing the game, which involves cards and dice, helped him hone his addition, subtraction and multiplication skills.

"It made me laugh," teacher Jennifer Toti said. "We teach the students they can use words for good, and if you use them the right way, you can change the world. He applied that to something that was important to him."

Administrators said the Pokemon ban was lifted last month for children in third grade and above. The card game can now be played at recess and in some math classes, they said.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2011 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:06 pm in 1.0322020053864 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page fetched in 1.0452349185944 seconds