A TEENAGER who wants to wear non-uniform shoes to school is valiantly attempting to make an argument based on girls in Iran refusing to wear headscarves.
Lucy Phipps thinks black Clarks lace-ups are ‘basic’ and claims attempts to make her wear them instead of her Nike Air Max are an assault on her freedom.
Phipps said: “Like those brave girls in Iran, I am protesting to be able to live my life however I choose. Is that what they’re doing? Something like that, anyway.
“The shoes you are forcing me to wear are symbols of uniformity and authoritarianism, and also Jack Browne from 9E told me he’d never snog a girl wearing them.
“So I have removed them and thrown them in the canal in protest. I tried to burn them but it turns out vulcanised rubber isn’t very flammable.”
Mum Joanna Phipps said: “We try to listen and accommodate Lucy’s feelings but when we heard she’d run through the school shouting ‘Death to the dictator!’ about her head of year, we thought she’d gone a bit far.”