Week commencing 22nd October – In the News

Health and safety ban on bags leads to an inventive solution On Monday, we reported on how a furore had erupted at an unnamed school after schoolbags and rucksacks were banned. The decision was made in order to prevent injuries arising from their misuse. However, both parents and pupils responded angrily; believing that a lack […]

Ban on Throwing Mortarboards ‘tired health and safety myth’

Students have been banned from throwing their mortarboards in the air at the University of East Anglia (UEA), with health and safety being used as an erroneous excuse. According to The Tab, the student newspaper for the university in Norwich, students have been urged to mime a throwing action and have hats digitally added to […]