London, Feb 15: A schoolboy from Essex, was put into isolation for a day for refusing to wear a clip-on tie, as he wanted to wear a smarter traditional one - which breaches "health and safety rules."
His 1,438-pupil Colne Community School in Brightlingsea insists pupils should wear clip-on ties for health and safety reasons.
Max Richmond, 13 prefers to wear a traditional tie of exactly the same design, as he feels that the clip-ons are uncomfortable and childish, the Daily Mail reported.
As a punishment, Richmond was given work to complete on his own in a small cubicle for continuing to wear the tie.
He said that it seemed bizarre and unnecessary especially over something like the tie that he was wearing.
Richmond asserted that people have worn them for generations, and if they are not wearing one during secondary school then they will never learn the necessary skills when you go into the world of work.
He added that when a person wears a clip-on tie it is hard to be taken seriously, especially when they go to competitions against other schools - it feels foolish, and childish. ANI)