Marie Curie badge row: Runcorn school reverses ban

The BBC is reporting that a school which took at least 40 pupils out of lessons for refusing to remove a Marie Curie symbol from their blazers has lifted its ban on charity badges…

Students at Grange School in Runcorn were asked to take off the charity’s yellow daffodil badges on Friday as they breached the school’s dress code.

Those who refused to comply were segregated from their classmates.

Head teacher Barry Carney said he had now suspended the ban on charity pin badges after discussions with pupils.

Mr Carney has written a letter to parents and carers stating he has “suspended the rules for now” and the dress code policy is to be reviewed because it was “not in the best interests of the pupils at this time”…

 

Our poll last week came out strongly in favour of the students being allowed to wear a charity pin and this seems a sensible decision by the school.

Anyone disagree, fearing perhaps this could be a slippery slope now they have given way over this issue? 

 

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