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No thong in school for U11s.

A PRIMARY school has banned girl pupils from wearing thongs.

Parents of the girls, aged seven to 11, were told by letter the underwear was inappropriate.

Anna Roxburgh, head of Hamp Community school in Bridgwater, Somerset, said: "Girls get changed for PE in a classroom.

"The ban is in case they are seen by boys walking past the classroom or a male member of staff walks into the room.

"Thongs may be a little revealing, particularly with girls in skirts and running around in the playground, falling over or playing handstands."

Annie Milton, whose 11-year-old daughter is one of the 264 pupils, said: "It's unbelievable. Are they going to start saying to boys that they have to wear Y-fronts in case they fall out of their shorts?

"Pupils are fed up at being treated like children."

But another mum, who did not want to be named, said: "Most parents back the head." Mrs Roxburgh added: "There is no question of checking up."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 28, 2003
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