Blonde and fair-skinned Aimee had been taking part in a practice for the upcoming sportsday at Pennard Primary School, near Swansea, South Wales.Ahhh, yes. Better that a child should suffer sunburn than another be allergic and suffer a reaction.
Mr and Mrs Bowen said they had raised the issue of sun cream with the school beforehand and were told pupils were not allowed to bring it in with them in case any children had an allergic reaction.
Maybe because the one could result in a big payout, while the other… *shrug*…act of god, innit?
Head teacher of Pennard Primary School, Sharon Freeguard, said: 'We follow guidelines issued in 2006 which are for the children to cover up, wear a hat and put cream on before they come to school.Well, yes, I’m sure parents can take a long lunch-break, drive over to the school, get through the security measures that all schools will have in place these days, and reapply the cream.
'Parents are welcome at lunch-time to come to school and reapply cream if they feel it is necessary.'
I’m sure their employers will be understanding…
Bevis Man, from the British Skin Foundation said: 'When it comes to children, we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting them from the harmful effects of the sun.Yes, we know all this. It’s not us you need to convince.
'Children should never be allowed to burn in the sun.
'By their very nature, children will spend a huge amount of time playing outdoors, so we need to make sure they don't burn during this time outdoors, whether it's at school playtime or at home in the garden.
'Sunscreen ought to be used to cover the areas that aren't covered by clothing, along with a hat to protect the ears and the back of the neck.'
Of course, if you rely only on the Beeb to filter this issue for you, you end up making a total fool of yourself and blaming the wrong people...