Earrings used to be allowed

PUBLISHED: 18:36 28 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:04 26 October 2009

SIR – I was a student at Onslow St Audrey s and finished in 2006. When I started in 2001, you were allowed earrings, and the rule never changed until I was in year 10. At that point it was just small studs allowed or none at all, then in my last year, it

SIR - I was a student at Onslow St Audrey's and finished in 2006. When I started in 2001, you were allowed earrings, and the rule never changed until I was in year 10. At that point it was just small studs allowed or none at all, then in my last year, it was no earrings, so as you can see Mr Meredith has his facts confused.

I know quite a few youngsters who go to Onslow (including Kirstie Browne). A lot of these girls wear earrings, I do not see them being told to get them taken out.

They have belly bars, tongue piercings and various others, they keep them in. Why does the school make one rule for one student and a different one for another student?

I have spoken with a few other pupils who were in my year at school, and they confirmed I was right in remembering that the earring rule hasn't been in place for eight years, in fact it has only been around three.

Yes, Kirstie's education might suffer, but maybe the idiots who run that school should overlook a stupid earring and allow her to learn with them in. I know how quick a piercing can close, and what they are suggesting Kirstie do could lead her to infection.

I fully support Christine and Kirstie, the school should be more concerned in the student's education and not one small pair of earrings, on one student (well actually more than one student, loads of them wear them, plus various other things).

Bring back Mr Todd, that's what I say. He was a nice man, who wasn't too concerned about one small pair of studs.

What do they think Kirstie's going to do? Stab herself or others with them? She is 11, not five!

Emma Terry, via email.


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