A parent is outraged after her son's school told students....Wait, wait! I'm not ready yet!
*fetches popcorn, settles in*
...they would not be allowed to buy lunch in the canteen unless they were wearing blazers.Seems an easy fix, then. Tell junior to wear the blazer.
Bishop Justus Church of England School in Bromley confirmed to News Shopper the rule was to "encourage students to wear their blazers".Why aren't they wearing their blazers? No-one seems to have a good reason not to...
One parent believes the condition is too severe. The mum told News Shopper: "By all means punish a child with detention. But to deny them food when some haven't even had time for breakfast is abuse of authority and also of the child."If junior 'hasn't had time for breakfast', that's not the fault of the school, is it? Especially when the solution is within your own hands. Tell junior to wear the blazer! Sorted!
"Bishop Justus is a Christian school with Christian values, yet denies a child to eat as a form of punishment."I seem to remember quite a lot about obeying authority in the Bible. Did you skip those bits?
"If the child is diabetic and needs to eat this could cause many problems with health."Yeah, fairly sure the school's thought of this one. Bet there's a big increase in diabetic kids next term!
"For this to be allowed in a day and age where people are struggling to afford food, parents are hoping their child is eating at school."If you're hoping that the school is feeding your child because you can't (more likely, won't...) you've got bigger problems that school policies on uniforms.
"My child shares their lunch with children that have been denied food. Some have left crying. This effects children's energy moods and also their studying."Then tell junior to WEAR THE BLOODY BLAZER!