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School bans pupils from bringing eggs to class in case they throw them
SCHOOL pupils have been banned from bringing eggs and flour into class today amid fears they could throw them.
Year 11 leavers at Chailey School near Lewes were told in a letter to students, parents and carers they were not allowed to carry the forbidden items into school on their final day before exams.
They were also warned that if they disobeyed the rule, they could risk missing out on their end-of-year- prom.
In the letter, the school admitted the “excitement” of the last day could sometimes lead to inappropriate behaviour.
The letter read: “Unfortunately, the natural excitement of the day can lead some students to act inappropriately.
“Students who fail to attend/follow the programme outlined below or disobey instructions from staff, or who bring in items such as eggs or flour to throw around or engage in any other unacceptable behaviour will be sent home and they will not be permitted to attend the year 11 prom.”
The letter reminded: “Students will be expected to respect the formality of this and to respond appropriately.”
In previous years, other schools in the area had to call in Sussex Police after end-of-term pranks got out of control.
Last year (20113) The Argus reported how scores of children ran wild on their last day.
Those living close to Priory School in Lewes watched in horror as year 11 pupils hurled paint, flour and eggs at them and passing cars.
Officers arrived in vans to film the GCSE students misbehaving in the playground and around the school in Mountfield Road.
Eventually head teacher Tony Smith sent a “significant” proportion of the 15 and 16-year-olds home and cancelled the celebration the school had planned for the next day for them.
In the letter sent out by Chailey School, however, head teacher Lesley Young, said she was “confident” students would act appropriately.
She added: “The students are reminded that they remain role models for our younger students up to and throughout the exam period and it is important that they remember this as they are setting the example for others to follow.”
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