School bans students from wearing acrylic nails

By Sophie Nutt | 06 September 2019 | Movers & Shakers, News

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A school in England has banned acrylic nail extensions after claiming students were ‘unable to use a pen’ because of them.

In a letter sent out to parents at Burnside College, Northumberland, the school explained that the enhancements were impacting some children’s education.

A letter from the school sent out to parents in March said: “We are currently in the process of revising our whole school uniform policy due to the increased number of students attending school wearing acrylic nail extensions.

“Some students are unable to fully access the curriculum and in extreme cases are unable to use a pen, having a detrimental effect on their learning.

“After the Easter holidays students will no longer be allowed to wear acrylic nails or nail extensions.

“We would greatly appreciate your support in ensuring students have these removed prior to returning to school after the Easter break.”

The topic was debated on Good Morning Britain last week with Clare Brockett calling the ban ‘ridiculous’ while Michelle Heaton argued that it shouldn’t be encouraged in school.