Wristband debate: What some of our readers thought
DOZENS of people have expressed their views on Treviglas College's policy not to allow students to wear charity wristbands.
Members of the public have been commenting on the story, which the Cornish Guardian featured last week on Twitter, Facebook and the Cornish Guardian's website.
Josh Rowe said on Twitter: "As a serving soldier who's been to Afghanistan three times and went to Treviglas; it's a joke and disgrace! I just don't see how you can wear two earrings but not any wristbands – surely both are safety issues? Beats me."
Jon Goodman said on Facebook: "Seems a bit extreme, I cannot see the health and safety reasoning behind it, I suspect an excuse to add to school uniform policy to attempt to strengthen the reasons. I wonder how many teachers have a bracelet on."
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Al Bowns said on Facebook: "If schools wish to ban items, fine, that is their right. But for any organisation to blame it on HSE is inexcusable and sends entirely the wrong message."
Cornishbill said on thisiscorn wall website: "There are no health and safety reasons that I can see, why a wristband should not be worn. Do they ban the wearing of wristwatches for the same reasons? I think not, so it is rather stupid to say it's for health and safety reasons. Uniform policy?? Possibly, but there needs to be a bit of common sense practised here. School heads and governors should practise common sense in their design and makeup of policies, and should also use that same common sense when implementing them. It is not rocket science is it?"
Althea Stevens said on Facebook: "I get fed up with suggestions that teachers should dress like pupils – it's bad enough trying to get respect in schools without dressing (badly) in uniform. Bracelets, like earrings, can be a problem with pupils, who don't think about what they are doing and might risk them being caught on something. I'm a retired teacher, so I do have views on this subject! I was NOT a glorified pupil!"