Burnham: Video uploaded to YouTube as school hairstyles row rumbles on (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Burnham: Video uploaded to YouTube as school hairstyles row rumbles on
The battle to encourage a school to redress its hairstyles policy is gathering momentum after pupils were leafleted and a campaign video was launched.
Last week, the Standard reported how a petition, uploaded on petitionsite.com, was urging Burnham’s Ormiston Rivers Academy to alter its strict hair policy, claiming it was an invasion of pupils’ human rights.
The petition organiser, whose stepdaughter was reprimanded for dying her hair, has now stepped up attempts to gain support and on Monday handed out leaflets outlining the situation to pupils making their way home.
A campaign video, which claims to have been made by students at the school, has also been uploaded on YouTube.
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