IT’S ONLY THE second week of the term, but trouble appears to be brewing at a leading secondary school.
The DAILY NATION understands that a large number of female students in the fifth form are feeling an unexpected pinch from their brand-new school shoes, and have been threatened with suspension if they do not turn up in the “correct” footwear by next Friday.
Speaking on behalf of some of the affected parents, child rights advocate Shelly Ross said the no-brand shoes, which run in the range of $120, had been frowned upon by the year head who reportedly asked students to purchase K.Swiss or Hush Puppies instead. Those two brands cost upwards of $200.
Ross said the parents were called in at the end of the last school year and told that the shoes should be plain black with laces. (YB)
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