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Loony laws

How can you guarantee your school appears in the Daily Mail? Easy. Just drop the newspaper a line about one of the bizarre bans your headteacher has introduced. Teachers have been competing in the online staffroom of our sister paper, The TES, to devise the best examples.

"We have banned swimming goggles in case someone sucks their eye out when they take them off," one said. Other strange rules include bans on hats, hair clips in colours other than uniform blue, and playtime on days when it is "too windy".

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