Tuesday, March 01, 2016

UK: Must not promote fitness classes

A school has been branded 'insensitive and outdated' after it promoted fitness classes for teenage girls - to get 'fit for prom'.

Richard Lander School in Truro, Cornwall organised the girls-only Zumba classes for Year 11 students with a poster boasting it would 'help you look amazing in that dress'.

The classes were due to start on Monday afternoon, but the advert has been pulled by the school after it was criticised.

One former pupil accused the school for 11 to 16-year-olds of implying girls have to be slim to go to prom.

She said: 'I think it's awful, and I know from experience that girls in Year 11 feel bad enough about themselves and don't need a poster that implies you're too fat to go to the prom or that you need to be beautiful to even go to the prom at all.

'It shows a lack of sensitivity or regard for students' feelings and has been executed appallingly.'

Debbie Cain, head of PE at the school, said the poster was not intended to cause offence and is part of a national campaign to encourage girls to get more involved with sport.

In a message posted on Facebook on Saturday night, the school apologised.



Anonymous said...

Fat kids do not want to admit any fault on their part.

Use the Name, Luke said...

"…girls in Year 11 feel bad enough about themselves…"

But don't you dare suggest a way in which they can actually do something to improve themselves!

Anonymous said...

"the prom" - yet another dumb import from the US, where teenagers try to ape Oscar celebrities in their tasteless evening attire, but looking more like parvenues at a suburban UK golf-club dance.

Bird of Paradise said...

More P.C. nonsense over this sensivivty poppycock whats next of the list of the whiners and snivelers?

Storm the Albatross said...

Soon if they have already Blindmans Bluff will be banned as insenstive to blind people who have more intellegence then all the liberal buricrats

Anonymous said...

Like Anon 6:32 I am more offended at use of the term 'prom' in a UK school.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The oscar's are a total waste of time phooie on the oscar's