School bans pupils from bringing eggs to class in case they throw them

School bans pupils from bringing eggs to class in case they throw them

School bans pupils from bringing eggs to class in case they throw them

First published in News by , Crime reporter

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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12:48pm Fri 9 May 14

firemanste says...

eggs,flour and tomatos were banned when i was in school. tomatos can do a lot of damage when thrown at you,especialy when still in the tin
eggs,flour and tomatos were banned when i was in school. tomatos can do a lot of damage when thrown at you,especialy when still in the tin firemanste
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12:57pm Fri 9 May 14

notaconspiracy says...

We used to make little 'bolt bombs' when I was at (public) school using two screws, a bolt and scraping the head from those red matches. I don't recall them ever being formally banned.
We used to make little 'bolt bombs' when I was at (public) school using two screws, a bolt and scraping the head from those red matches. I don't recall them ever being formally banned. notaconspiracy
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1:42pm Fri 9 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Come on Chailey year 11's - BEHAVE :) Be a good representative for your school.

I loved being at Chailey 37 years ago!
Come on Chailey year 11's - BEHAVE :) Be a good representative for your school. I loved being at Chailey 37 years ago! getThisCoalitionOut
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3:03pm Fri 9 May 14

Patsyr says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Come on Chailey year 11's - BEHAVE :) Be a good representative for your school.

I loved being at Chailey 37 years ago!
So we can talk about eggs but not about travellers !!

What a strange paper The Argus is.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Come on Chailey year 11's - BEHAVE :) Be a good representative for your school. I loved being at Chailey 37 years ago![/p][/quote]So we can talk about eggs but not about travellers !! What a strange paper The Argus is. Patsyr
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7:04pm Fri 9 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Who cares. Let's talk about travellers.

Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover.

If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view.

Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus?
Who cares. Let's talk about travellers. Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover. If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view. Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus? thevoiceoftruth
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7:46pm Fri 9 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Who cares. Let's talk about travellers.

Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover.

If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view.

Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus?
It's not 'punishment', it's 'censorship'.

Such threads include adverse comments about the Green Party which are not insults. I suspect this is the reason why The Argus deletes them. After all, if The Argus were pro-traveller, it would keep their whereabouts and actions out of its news coverage, because it knows the anger such stories cause.

No, it's the pro-Green stance that has The Argus deleting such threads.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: Who cares. Let's talk about travellers. Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover. If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view. Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus?[/p][/quote]It's not 'punishment', it's 'censorship'. Such threads include adverse comments about the Green Party which are not insults. I suspect this is the reason why The Argus deletes them. After all, if The Argus were pro-traveller, it would keep their whereabouts and actions out of its news coverage, because it knows the anger such stories cause. No, it's the pro-Green stance that has The Argus deleting such threads. ZeeGee, ffs
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8:16pm Fri 9 May 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Who cares. Let's talk about travellers.

Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover.

If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view.

Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus?
It's not 'punishment', it's 'censorship'.

Such threads include adverse comments about the Green Party which are not insults. I suspect this is the reason why The Argus deletes them. After all, if The Argus were pro-traveller, it would keep their whereabouts and actions out of its news coverage, because it knows the anger such stories cause.

No, it's the pro-Green stance that has The Argus deleting such threads.
My god, for once I agree with you on one tiny part of your post. I need to go and have a lie down. Must be feeling quiffy.

It is censorship. But the Argus aren't pro-Green - they run lots of negative stories about them - more than any other party. Because they are in charge!
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: Who cares. Let's talk about travellers. Honestly, what is going on at the Argus? You keep giving us comments on travellers each morning, and then taking them away. I note that it's ok to call squatters "scum" , or insult the Green Party, or call anti-frackers "soap dodgers", or make racist comments on pretty much any other story. Those are not my personal views but I've seen them posted by others many times. Yet, we cannot discuss the legal aspects of travellers on Wild Park whatsover. If someone makes an outrageous comment, then delete it, or them, but don't delete every other comment so we are all "punished" for one person's point of view. Any chance you could explain your editorial policy on this matter, dear Argus?[/p][/quote]It's not 'punishment', it's 'censorship'. Such threads include adverse comments about the Green Party which are not insults. I suspect this is the reason why The Argus deletes them. After all, if The Argus were pro-traveller, it would keep their whereabouts and actions out of its news coverage, because it knows the anger such stories cause. No, it's the pro-Green stance that has The Argus deleting such threads.[/p][/quote]My god, for once I agree with you on one tiny part of your post. I need to go and have a lie down. Must be feeling quiffy. It is censorship. But the Argus aren't pro-Green - they run lots of negative stories about them - more than any other party. Because they are in charge! thevoiceoftruth
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