posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 06:32 PM
out of lessons after school BANS them from wearing bracelets to support classmate with leukaemia
A huge group of angry pupils went on strike yesterday after their school banned them from wearing bracelets in support of a classmate with
Police were called in when 100 pupils walked out of lessons at Bilton School in Rugby, Warwickshire, after being told they could only wear 'Team Joel'
bracelets on a non-uniform day next month.
Pupils who want to wear the wristbands in support of Joel Smith - a Year 11 pupil who is undergoing hospital treatment - on other days have been
warned they will be violating the school's uniform policy.
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What is going on with schools these days?
I swear that it makes me want to scream. Headteachers, or should I call them 'Zellenleiter' have become laws unto themselves - devoid of decency,
empathy or any understanding of their students or their families.
If I was running this school, not only would my students be wearing wristbands, I'd probably try to arrange some kind of uniform change to T-Shirts
with a Team Joel slogan; I'd have a banner outside the the school; I'd be doing everything I could to let this kid know that we were in his corner.
I'm ashamed of my former profession.
Look at the recent example with the Lee Rigby bracelet?
Another example of schools gone mad? Fining hard working parents for taking kids on holidays during term time. Are two weeks really going make much of
a difference in the big picture? No - they are not. I've got a lot of respect for the ski holiday company offering to pay any fines incurred. A shrewd
business decision - yes - but I'd argue my kids learn more about themselves on the slopes than in a dump of a school being brainwashed by uninspiring,
easily led, robots.
It's power tripping on a ridiculous level. I wonder; what goes on on NPQH courses that makes this people into idiots.
Schools? I'm sick of 'e?. I could rant about the dealings I've had with my autistic son's school, but I have neither the energy nor the will to
subject anyone to it.
Stupid people. A stupid system. Overhaul and new blood more than overdue.
edit on 20-3-2014 by cado angelus because: random capitalisation due to Sauvignon Blanc