The Mirror is reporting that a secondary school which was just in the news over a make-up ban has waded into another hot topic -coloured bras.
The Barlow RC High School in Didsbury, Manchester is now banning girls from wearing coloured bras under white shirts because it DISTRACTS the boys in their classes.
Holly Hopkins, a 15-year-old student at the school, claimed teachers are patrolling the corridors armed with wet wipes ordering pupils to remove all traces of cosmetics…
And another pupil – and a student’s mother – have come forward claiming teachers have told youngsters they can’t wear coloured bras under their white school shirts because of fears boys are being ‘distracted’…
Kerry Axon, commenting on the make-up row on Facebook, said: “My daughter goes here. Came home today saying that girls are no longer allowed to wear tight pants, tight skirts or coloured bras because it’s distracting for the boys and if they do they will be sent home.”
Headteacher Claire McCarron said: “…All pupils and parents are made fully aware of the rules we live by here in school when they first join us, and sign up to a commitment to abide by them…”
The Mirror seems to be picking this up from social media and we don’t know if the school has actually given the reason of boys being distracted.
Is this just a case of students pushing at boundaries or might they have a point – do schools have any place in saying what kind of underwear pupils should or shouldn’t wear?
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