School bans clapping at assemblies in favor of 'silent cheers'

One school has banned its pupils from clapping at assemblies, but it's all for a good cause.

Education officials in New South Wales, Australia, said the rule was put in place out of respect to a teacher at Elanora Heights Public School who has a hearing condition that makes her sensitive to noise, according to BBC News.

Instead of clapping, students can pump their fists in the air, make "silent cheers" and show excitement through movement and facial expressions, the BBC reports, citing a newsletter sent home with students.

However, called it the "the latest example of a political correctness outbreak in Australian schools," some of which have banned hugging, singing Christmas carols," and other practices.