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Modern parents

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    Plymouth boy, 13, told to cover up after turning up for school in his mother's bikini

    'Tyler Pickering, aged 13, was told to change into his sports kit by teachers after turning up for school dressed in his mum's pink bikini.

    The Lipson Co-operative Academy Year 9 student decided to wear the revealing outfit for the school's mufti day on Thursday to raise awareness of breast cancer.


    The teenager's dad, Scott Pickering, told the Herald he understood the school's decision but said Tyler was not trying to cause offence.

    He said 'I understand where they are coming from but he wasn't doing it to laugh at cancer - he did it because he's 13 and he doesn't care what he looks like."'


    In primary school Tyler turned up in a bumblebee costume complete with a tutu to raise money for Children in Need


    Principal Steve Baker said staff at the school were not "kill joys" but that Tyler was revealing "too much".'

    (PlymouthHerald.co.uk 23rd October 2015.)

    With all these modern parents, perhaps schools do need 'gender champions'. Stop forking out for textbooks, you lot, and do a Wellington.


    (PlymouthHerald.co.uk 23rd October 2015.)
  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Oh, for a return to simpler and gentler times


    Boy turns up to school in something a bit daft. Is asked to change, complies, parent understands decision. Where's the story?
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Local rag: No story, lots of advertising. Opportunity to link to other Education News discussions: Cross-curricular themes are all the rage, apparently.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
  4. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    It doesn't matter what the cause or the event, there are things you don't show up at school in. Yer mam's bikini is one of them.
    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  5. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Was Malcolm based on Jeremy Corbyn? Or the other way round?
  6. Cliffedge

    Cliffedge Occasional commenter

    Ridiculous attire.
  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    If that were my child, I'd be worried...

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