Angry parents have slammed a secondary school’s handling of a student protest, which took place amid accusations of heavy-handed enforcement of uniform regulations.Are the police now the go-to problem-solving service for everyone? Just who are the adults, here?
Pupils of Lytchett Minster School said they were threatened with police action unless they returned to lessons during the peaceful lunchtime protest on the school field on Friday, June 24.
Following the incident, parents were then sent a letter home which stated: “Students are expected to air their views in a responsible and mature way that would not interfere with their teaching and learning.”Errrr, but wait a minute!
Didn’t the teachers themselves just…
Why, yes. They did. As one parent rightly points out:
Parent Marilyn Butterworth, whose 13-year-old daughter, Lauren, attends Lytchett Minster, said: “During the protest, children were threatened with the police being called and there were teachers blowing whistles in an attempt to break up the protest, which involved children sitting on a field.Quite…
“The children’s protest caused far less disruption and interference to their education than the teachers’ strike, but the irony of this appears to be lost on the school.”