Pupils have been banned from sporting costly designer coats to high school to cease different children feeling poor.
Woodchurch Excessive Faculty in Wirral, in Northwest England, says college students are not allowed to decorate in jackets from Canada Goose, Moncler or Pyrenex, which value as much as 1,000 kilos ($1,280) every.
The Church of England academy despatched a letter residence to folks informing them that the ban is a part of a “poverty proofing” scheme, in keeping with MailOnline.
The letter mentioned: “As you’re all conscious from an electronic mail that was despatched out yesterday, pupils won’t be permitted to usher in Canadian (sic) Goose and Monclair (sic) coats after the Christmas break.
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“The help from mother and father/carers has been overwhelmingly optimistic and we’re very grateful for this. Some have additionally requested whether or not Pyrenex coats, that are additionally in the same worth vary (with some additionally having actual fur) can even be prohibited. I’m writing to verify that these manufacturers can even be prohibited after Christmas. Thanks to your ongoing help.”
A spokesman for the varsity, which has 1,400 pupils, mentioned workers are involved with “poverty proofing” and says their coverage has “all the time been to reduce uniform prices”.
Most mother and father appeared fairly proud of the notion and took to social media to applaud the varsity’s actions.
“It has been the reason for bullying for therefore lengthy and people who do have them can nonetheless put on out of faculty. It is a win, win,” mentioned one mom.
One other wrote, “Wow a faculty truly performing on bullying.”
And one added, “Good factor from a highschool. Dad and mom mustn’t really feel pressurized into shopping for costly stuff so their youngster ‘matches in.'”
However not everybody thought it was a good suggestion, with one writing, “I feel it is a joke, some children solely have these coats.”
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