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Student put into Isolation following £850 Charity Head Shave

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A Student who was doing his bit to raise some money for Cancer Research UK has been forced into isolation by his school because of his ‘extreme’ nature of his fundraising.

Taylor aged 15 managed to raise a whopping £850 for charity by getting his golden-locked chopped off, but his school are furious calling it an ‘extreme haircut’.

When he returned to school following the easter break he was forced into isolation. Launceston College in Cornwall have now told Taylor he cannot return to classes until his hair is a more suitable length.

But the thing is his GCSE’s are just 4 weeks away, he is not even allowed to share breaks or lunches with his mate’s as they will all be spent in isolation.

His mum and dad have released a statement saying “We did try to get him to do it in the first week of the holidays, but unfortunately the people who were going to cut his hair weren’t’ available, so he decided he would take the consequences and do it on Saturday.”

Taylors dad Nick said: “I’m very angry about it. Taylor has been made very upset, I’ve persuaded him to go back in tomorrow.

“He’s nearly 16, so trying to dictate what length his hair should be is ridiculous. They’re basically saying that if you’re bald that’s not an acceptable look.

“It sounds like a dictatorship to me. It is petty red tape and it’s not helping anybody.”

The school’s principal, Bryan Maywood, said that although it respects Taylor’s decision to raise money for charity ‘it was not planned with college expectations in mind’.

The school advised Taylor ‘to have his hair cut to a very short but acceptable length and was asked to undertake this at the start of the recent holiday. He went against this advice’ and there would have been no sanctions had he adhered to what was asked.

The principal also backed up his comments saying that other students, had received similar punishments for unsuitable hairstyles, and that the school endeavours ‘to be fair to all’.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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