Battie loeves the old climbing tree in the playground where he goes to site and think. Debra-Jo thinks it's dangerous and should be chopped down. The children are divided and form camps to embark on a campaign to get their way.
Tamara is very good on the monkey bars since she uses them every day, but Melanie is not so good as Tamara never lets her on them. When Melanie demands a proper turn, Tamara is outraged and so a battle of wills begins.