H4H wristband banned

#1
A fifteen year old Devon student has said she's appalled at a decision by her school to ban her from wearing a charity wristband. Sarah-Jane Chalk from Exmouth claims she was told her Help for Heroes bracelet was a health and safety risk. The school says it breaks strict uniform policy.

http://www.itv.com/westcountry-west/
 
#3
This is being blown out of all proportions, it is not a Help for Heroes band that is not allowed to be worn but ALL bands. It's a school rule that is being enforced.
The good thing is that H4H has just gained sh1tloads of free publicity :p
 
#4
I sincerely hope that as they have quoted H&S as being the driver for this decision that staff as well as pupils are subject to the same stringent rules, and are not allowed to wear similar (though probably pinko-lefty leaning) articles.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#5
It's not worth getting excited over. Schools have rules, some are good some are bad. As long as they stick to them and apply the rules fairly then it's a level playing field so to speak.

I'd expect they support the poppy appeal etc but dont want the kids wearing wrist bands, I wont be manning a paddle on the outrage canoe over this one.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#8
Passed-over_Loggie said:
Yes; move along, there's nothing to see here.

Bugger! I've now got this mental image of that scene from Naked Gun.
What, that druggy woman, a horse, pig, chicken, pig and a dog. Or am I thinking of a different movie? :p
 

wurz

Lantern Swinger
#9
The thing that annoys me about this is the use of H&S to implement a uniform rule. Does the school ban the wearing of watches, bracelets and rings on all pupils and staff too?

I'm guessing not, therefore it isn't a h&s issue as a metal bracelet on a watch will do much more damage if caught that a rubber band which will deform and break. There's a place for H&S and using it as an excuse for other made up rules isn't one of them.
 
#10
I'm with Wurz on this one. Its far too easy to cite 'Health and Safety' as a catch-all excuse to ban anything the school/company/organisation doesn't particularly like.

I suspect the real reason is to prevent the pupils presenting a scruffy image by wearing several garish rubber bands on the wrist and up the arm; which I don't believe is a bad reason for a ban. The only thing I disagree with is the use of 'Health and Safety' as a scapegoat.
 
#11
The only down side is we won't get to see the phone footage of a kid getting dragged in to a band saw by their wrist.

Couldn't care less if it's banned or not. Rules is rules.
 

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