A school has banned college students from carrying faux nails, as they’re “having a detrimental impact on their studying”.
Earlier this 12 months, Burnside Faculty in North Tyneside wrote to oldsters to warn concerning the results of acrylic nail extensions.
“We’re at the moment within the technique of revising our entire faculty uniform coverage because of the elevated variety of college students attending faculty carrying acrylic nail extensions,” the assertion learn.
“Some college students are unable to completely entry the curriculum and in excessive circumstances are unable to make use of a pen, having a detrimental impact on their studying.”
As a consequence of the brand new ruling, pupils should now preserve nails at a “wise size” which suggests no extra acrylics or extensions. If college students are caught with an unsuitable manicure, then they’ll face “applicable sanctions”.
However the transfer has confronted backlash after quite a few parents complained. One mom even threatened to tug her 15-year-old daughter, Gracie Fish, out of faculty.
The faculty ordered the coed to take away her inexperienced gel nails on well being and security grounds, earlier than a week-long magnificence placement at a school in Newcastle.
When she refused, Fish was ordered to spend the week in isolation as a substitute.
“I simply do not see what a part of that is well being and security, particularly as she’s doing well being and sweetness,” her mom argued. “The varsity claimed they needed to be taken off as a result of she was representing the varsity, however I feel she’s been discriminated in opposition to.”
“How does this cease her doing a job, particularly one to do with magnificence? It’s pathetic, and she or he was devastated.”
Tv chat present, ‘Good Morning Britain’, later held a debate on the problem which noticed lots of of viewers again the varsity’s coverage highlighting that “it’s faculty not a style parade”.
“You possibly can socialise on weekends, faculty is for schooling not speaking about your newest go to to the nail salon,” one commented. “Once I was in school we acquired despatched dwelling for carrying make-up or the incorrect sort of footwear or hair color.”
One other agreed, writing: “They’ve acquired loads of time to get faux nails once they end faculty or within the faculty holidays in the event that they’re that determined for them.”
“College youngsters don’t want false nails I completely agree with the ban,” a 3rd added.
You possibly can socialise on weekends, faculty is for schooling not speaking about your newest go to to the nail salon. Once I was in school we acquired despatched dwelling for carrying make-up or the incorrect sort of footwear or hair color
— Kerry Scott (@KerrySc57124467) August 30, 2019
They’ve acquired loads of time to get faux nails once they end faculty or within the faculty holidays in the event that they’re that determined for them.
— Daybreak 🔆 (@dkydd24) August 30, 2019
College youngsters don’t want false nails 🙈 I completely agree with the ban.
— Cheryl (@chezmc) August 30, 2019
I feel it is a good factor to ban them. They are going to faculty to study, not compete in a magnificence contest and that i think about they are often harmful throughout PE.
— Debbie (@Smiler1264) August 30, 2019
What do you make of the varsity’s controversial coverage?