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Ridiculous Uniform – Part 2

And on the eleventh month it froze. It is now November, and freezing, so of course we have to wear winter coats. The school rules state only that the coat must be black. However, I have been told that the inch of fur on my black jacket is in breech of these rules and will be confiscated tomorrow during a school wide coat check. What?! In near freezing conditions, you are prepared to confiscate a coat for an inch of fur that isn’t black?

I have basically been asked to buy another brand new jacket, roughly £50, because of this. I understand the need for uniform rules and regulations, but if the school insists on enforcing unwritten rules do they really expect parents in the country’s poorest borough to fork out £50 for this? The demand to get a new jacket by tomorrow is unreasonable and illogical. How can I get a new coat by then? It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, both my parents work until 5 every night. They cannot drop everything because the school doesn’t like the inch if non black fur on my coat.

I have been told flat out that had the fur on my coat been black I would not have a problem. Looks like my solutions are to a) buy another brand new jacket or b) paint the fur black. Looks like I’m going to have paint stains on my hand for a while…


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Stupid Drugs

Drugs. Every school in the country will have someone doing drugs in/around the school. But what always gets to me is the stupidity of the kids in my school that do it. Example: last week three boys in my form were caught smoking weed. Not smart, why get high in school in the first place? But they got caught because they were smoking outside our head of year’s (HoY) office! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you’re smoking in a small corridor, which happened to hold the HoY’s office, you will get caught.

This is the most … careless way anyone in the school has been caught smoking but it’s obvious when the year 10/11’s have had a cigarette as the staircases always stink. Naturally, the school has a plan to “stop” the year 11’s smoking. Lock all the ones they think smoke in a room and escort them to and from lunch. This, of course, doesn’t work. The school only manages to get maximum half of the year 11’s that smoke who just bunk afternoon registration to have smoke instead. But it is a valiant effort on the school behalf.

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