HUNDREDS of Huddersfield children were given detention – for forgetting items like rubbers and sharpeners.
Furious parents told their sons and daughters to boycott the punishment as Colne Valley Specialist Art College launched a stationery crackdown on the first day of the new term.
The school texted parents during the Easter break saying that children would receive a detention if they failed to bring:
A planner diary
Anna Norman, 16, of Crimble was one of hundreds of children given a detention after teachers carried out equipment checks first thing yesterday. Her mother Clare told the Examiner: “They went through everyone’s pencil case with a checklist. If anything was missing, they got a detention.
“Anna texted me to say she got an after-school detention because she didn’t have a sharpener.
“There are 22 people in her form group and 20 of them got detention.”