School Bans Frilly Socks

Frilly socks


A school has banned its pupils from wearing frilly socks.

Kingsholm Primary School in Gloucester wrote a letter to parents outlawing the socks after a girl tripped over, Metro reports.

Students are now not allowed frills that are longer than 3cm.

Socks decorated with frills, ribbons and bows have become a popular craze at the school, but headteacher Jan Buckland thought they were a health and safety hazard.

She said: “The safety of pupils is paramount. As a result of a health and safety incident, we have changed the school’s uniform policy.”

Pupils caught wearing the embellished garments will have to change into a plain pair bought by the school.

Tracy Rudge, who makes the socks for her 6-year-old daughter, is against the ban.

She said: “They have gone health and safety mad. One girl tripped over, but it was nothing to do with the socks.”

She continued: “It’s a joke – shoelaces are a million times more dangerous. Little girls love wearing them – they feel like Disney princesses. I can’t see what the harm is really.”

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