A school has sparked fury among parents after opening windows to stop the spread of coronavirus while telling pupils they cannot wear their coats inside.
Barr Beacon School in Walsall, West Midlands, sent a letter to parents explaining the decision to teach with windows open to allow better ventilation.
In the letter, headteacher Lynsey Draycott said that the direction came from advice issued by The Independent Sage group.
While the school said coats will not be allowed, it suggested pupils could wear an extra vest or t-shirt under their school uniform.
But many parents said the decision not to allow students to wear coats was “unbelievable” – although others said the decision was “fine”, reports Birmingham Live.
Gareth Hall said: “Too right, about time privileged cupcakes learned to man up. Best get to the shops and stock up on thermal underwear and thick socks.”
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