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Angry parent hits out after being told pupils can't take sun cream into school

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A parent has blasted her child's school after being told pupils couldn't take any sun cream in with them. During the hottest week of the year, the mum was among parents from Christ Church CE Primary, in Pennington, Leigh, to be sent a message saying sunscreen wasn't allowed in school 'for health and safety reasons'.

It stated: "Please can parents ensure that on hot days like today your child comes into school wearing sun cream. "Please note for health and safety reasons children are not allowed to bring sun cream into school." Read more: Should you give young babies water during hot weather? The mum described the message as 'baffling' saying that sun cream applied first thing in the morning does not provide adequate protection for the rest of the school day.

She told the Manchester Evening News that after she and other parents complained they were told the decision had been made because some children had been taking cream in their bags without staff knowing, which they described as 'a huge safety concern'.

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