|Issue 4 - April 1972|
|A few weeks
ago we got a letter from 2 chicks who are at a Private Church School.
The article was too long to print in full, so the following is a shortened version of their complaints.
"We feel that the whole private school system is wrong as it is. It only caters for a small minority of the more affluent members of society ... why should we get a better education just because our parents happen to be richer than some?"
They go on to talk about the suppression they feel in their school:
"When a chick who was told to tie her hair back demanded, quite pleasantly and politely, a good reason why she should, ... she was brought up before the headmistress who told her straight that while she was at this school she had no rights except to ask her parents to take her away."
Another chick got into trouble for being cheeky to a sixth former.
"The headmistress threatened to ruin this girl's career by giving a bad reference to her future employer."
The letter went on to talk about school rules.
"The rules profess to discipline us to take a high place in society ... about 50% of the school rules concern school uniform and are trivial and petty. Some of the rules are really weird."
"... and tights are not allowed ... they are considered unhygienic although the headmistress wears them. We're supposed to wear suspenders and stockings. Cor! We reckon all the freaks will be lying on the pavements to see if we do."