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Not the offending socks
Not the offending socks
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Girl sent home from school for wearing fluffy socks

‘They don’t learn with their feet, they learn with their heads.’
Nov 26th 2015, 12:09 PM 23,349 46

A GIRL IN England has been sent home from school for wearing fluffy socks.

The Mirror reports that Abigail Francis (16) was excluded from lessons because she was wearing an odd (as in, not matching) pair of fluffy socks over her tights due to the cold weather.

The newspaper says that Abigail refused to take off the socks when teachers at Nova Hreod Academy in Swindon, Wiltshire told her they were against uniform rules.

The teenager told the paper: “I got into roll call and I was picked out and told they didn’t like my socks, and they asked if I would take them off.

I explained my feet were cold and that I couldn’t find any others. I was really annoyed, it’s just socks.

She said the mismatched socks were the only ones she could find as she has recently moved house.

Her mother Sarah defended her, saying: “They don’t learn with their feet, they learn with their heads, their feet are under the desk and it makes no difference what socks they are wearing.”

The school told the paper that the “overwhelming majority of students and parents are happy to comply with” its “strict uniform policy”.

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