News From The Uk

Published by in Offbeat
1st Jan 2017

How many people give high fives or shake hands upon greeting?  Well what happens when you’re suddenly told that you can’t …

A school in London has imposed a “no contact” rule that bans students from high-fiving, handshakes, and even hugging.  The rule is supposed to prevent fights and bullying.  A spokeswoman for the school said, “physical contact between students is not allowed because it is often associated with poor behavior…”  The school’s Principal adds that “it creates a disciplined environment which is essential for learning and respect.”

Personally I believe that this is a very cold policy and it is sad that the children are missing out on  a special type of closeness that they need at that age.  It is too bad that the school could not have come up with a different solution to their bully problem.

Ever wanted to protest your dress code?  Well here’s a boy who did and actually got things done.

A 12-year-old boy went to school in Cambridge, England in a skirt to protest over a teacher’s decision to ban shorts.  Chris Whitehead was angered by rules that do not allow boys to wear shorts in hot weather.  He said he researched the policy and found a loophole in the rules turning up in school wearing a skirt.  Because of his demonstration, the school has pledged to review the policy.

This is the classic example where one person CAN make a difference.  If he had not taken a stand then nothing would have changed.