Australia school ban children from rolling up sleeves

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2011, 10:04 AM IST

Melbourne: An Australian school, which had earlier tried to ban hugging, is now cracking down on students rolling up their sleeves as part of its strict uniform policy.

William Duncan State School in Gold Coast yesterday announced an unofficial rule that banned rolling up jumper sleeves, to its strict uniform policy.

Principal Regan Gant reportedly rolled up his own sleeves after making the announcement and said "I don`t like this look. It looks scruffy."

A parent of a boy who goes to the school said `You`ve got to be kidding`.

The school last year warned against hugging, which parents said was political correctness gone mad.

It backed down from the ban days later, after an intense backlash from parents and media scrutiny.

PTI