I WAS appalled to read that when a local hunt passed a primary school playing field it was considered too dangerous on health and safety grounds to let the children out of the school building (The Press, February 13).

Ever since my daughters were born, I have taken them to hunt meets, introduced them to foxhounds and let them see first-hand what goes on; they have come to no harm.

If we don’t let children see with their own eyes, how can we expect them to form a proper view?

Traditions such as hunting should be welcomed in local schools. Why can’t the head teacher ask the masters of the hunt to bring some hounds to the school and give a talk about what they do? Explain how hunting foxes is banned and explain how they drag hunt.

Let the children see it I say, don’t shut them away.

James Kerslake, York.