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stop wearing pyjamas

School in England tells parents to 'wash and get dressed' before dropping kids off

They think it’s setting a bad example for children.

A PRIMARY SCHOOL in England has asked parents to stop wearing pyjamas when dropping their children off.

Kate Chisholm, head teacher of Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, wrote to parents after noticing more and more of them wearing pyjamas at the school gates, meetings and assemblies.

She told the BBC: “It just got to the point when I thought ‘enough’s enough’.

“I’m not trying to tell people what to do with their lives, but I just think having a really good role model first thing in the morning, getting yourself up, getting yourself dressed, ready for business, out to school is a really good example to set.”

The letter reads: “If we’re to raise standards it’s not too much to ask parents to have a wash and get dressed.

I have had loads of support from the community and people saying it’s about time something was done. I have had far more positive responses than negative.

“If I get the parents on board then we often get the children too and in order to get the best chances for the children we have to raise the bar with the parents.”

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