Lurelle Bancroft, 16, had been hailed as a 'role model' by pageant bosses after she made it through to the finals of the Miss Teen Great Britain.
But it was claimed her modelling and strutting on the catwalk took its toll on her school work. Staff at Buile Hill Visual Arts College in Salford, Greater Manchester where she was a year 11 pupil studying GCSEs said she kept missing lessons.
So after receiving several warnings, Lurelle turned up for the lavish end of year ball at the school in her £300 dress only to be turned away in tears after being told she had fallen foul of her school's truancy policy.But no need to take her word for this - here's some (artistically shot) photos to prove it!
Because if it's not on FaceBook, it didn't happen!
So, is this a lesson in personal responsibility for the preposterously-named teen’s school scrapbook? Why, no. Of course not.
Lurelle who is planning to study media and creative makeup at college said she was left 'traumatised' by the experience of being turned away and her family have accused the school of 'victimisation' and 'discrimination.'Let that sink in for a bit. And then note mum’s first and immediate response to the suggestion that her offspring might be better off learning a skill that won’t desert her once age and gravity take effect:
Her mother Candice Bancroft, 36, from Swinton, called children’s services in the days leading up to the prom in a bid to overturn the school’s decision - which she said followed months of 'victimisation' after her daughter won the beauty crown.*rendered speechless once again*
Doomed, we are. Doomed as a nation. Oh wait! Maybe not!
Organisers have also abolished the role of Carnival Queen this year as it does not ‘fit with the ethos’ of the event.I never thought I'd say this, but....'Save us, political correctness! You're our only hope!'