School denies ban on pupils drinking water

July 18, 2013 6:10 pm 0 comments Views: 656

A CITY school has denied refusing drinks to all its pupils in case Muslim students are offended.


Some pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School in Portsmouth cannot eat or drink during daylight hours because of Ramadan.

Mother-of-four Kora Blagden, 32, said her son Luke, 10, came home from school saying his teacher had denied him water because it would be ‘unfair’ to those fasting.

However, the school’s head teacher Craig Duncan said Luke had been allowed a drink.

He said: ‘We do everything that we can to ensure the welfare of all of our children and we would never prevent them from having access to water.

‘In this case, water was available and pupils were just reminded to be respectful to their classmates who were unable to drink in this hot weather.’

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