Grammar: Hold

The children in class have held hands when they walk outside to go to someplace away from the school, like a museum. They have also held hands for some kinds of sports in gym class. When they run, they have to run at the same pace because of this.

Sometimes one child has held another child's arm because it is easier. The staff discuss this and other policies when they have held their weekly meetings.

In one of the meetings, one teacher, who's held the position of monitoring child safety, mentioned that some children have held their breath during recess as a kind of competition.

They have sometimes held their breath too long, and fallen over. That teacher thought they should hold a special hearing about changing school policies and rules to prevent this competition.

'The parents hold us accountable for the children's safety and this is not safe,' she explained. The other teachers agreed.