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Schoolboy isolated over charity haircut

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colafrosties Sat 31-Jan-15 12:33:45

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EatShitDerek Sat 31-Jan-15 12:40:14

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Trills Sat 31-Jan-15 12:43:19

If the rules say "no shaved heads" then they have to follow through.

Otherwise what's to stop others from shaving their heads and then saying "but it's for charity...."?

(I'm not suggesting that he wasn't genuine, but that others may not be)

There are plenty of ways to raise money for charity that do not involve breaking school rules.

LikeIcan Sat 31-Jan-15 12:45:57

What Trills said.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 31-Jan-15 12:48:05

schools should have no right to dictate a person's hair.

They have lives outside of school.

last time I checked hair wasn't in anyway responsible for a person's ability to learn or behave

colafrosties Sat 31-Jan-15 12:50:02

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EatShitDerek Sat 31-Jan-15 12:52:05

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Quitethewoodsman Sat 31-Jan-15 12:56:06

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Gileswithachainsaw Sat 31-Jan-15 12:58:19

Yes but piercings and clothing can be removed or put back on. so its not really a problem.

hair cuts however cross the line.

Inkanta Sat 31-Jan-15 13:02:39

Schools just need to use their common sense! Protocols are their for guidance and if this lad's motives was to raise money then they need to get their head round that and be less rigid. And isolation is a bit extreme as a punishment.

Purpleflamingos Sat 31-Jan-15 13:06:23

Schools have no right to decide what hair is acceptable and what is not. I went to school in the nineties with short skirts, purple hair, orange hair, red hair....wore heels one day and trainers the next...and I still got A Levels and a degree.

fairyfuckwings Sat 31-Jan-15 13:13:42

To be fair it's good for him and the cancer that he DID get the isolation!

fairyfuckwings Sat 31-Jan-15 13:14:06

Cancer charity I meant to say!

Quitethewoodsman Sat 31-Jan-15 13:14:12

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LikeIcan Sat 31-Jan-15 13:17:35

I wouldn't send my child to a school that allowed that purpleflamingos.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 31-Jan-15 13:58:09

You seem to think. There's a choice quite

a place at a good school is like gold dust round here.

so basically a toss up between a shit school or a good one dictating hair styles.

no "accepting" about it

Quitethewoodsman Sat 31-Jan-15 15:27:36

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Gileswithachainsaw Sat 31-Jan-15 16:24:31

It's not a choice at all.

SuburbanRhonda Sat 31-Jan-15 16:40:39

I don't understand why the parents didn't discuss it with the school beforehand if they knew their son was intending to do something that would break the school rules, and, between them, come up with another way to raise money for charity that didn't cause problems for the boy at school?

Maybe they thought that the rules didn't apply to them, or didn't apply if he was doing it for a charity event?

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 31-Jan-15 18:24:25

I suspect that this would have been a very different situation if the pupil and his parents had included the school and not just turned up with it on a school morning (as implied by the article)

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