Students at Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney, Australia are no longer allowed to clap in school. Sure, schools have banned some weird things before, but this might be the first ever clapping ban. According to, the school announced its new "silent cheer" policy in its July 18th newsletter.

"Instead of clapping," the newsletter says, "the students are free to punch the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot." The clapping ban is supposedly meant to respect those in the school community who are sensitive to loud noises.