Conkers at Cleve House School, Bristol
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Bristol school revives conkers tradition

12 October 2012 Last updated at 11:57 BST

A Bristol school has revived the ancient custom of playing conkers in the playground.

The centuries-old tradition has fallen out of fashion at many UK schools and many teachers have health and safety fears about the sport.

Elaine Lawson, joint head at Cleve House School, in Knowle, said the decision to reintroduce the game was good for the pupils' sense of "fun" and "competition".

The BBC's Jules Hyam reports.