When a brand-new academic year is nigh, picking out a flash new bag and stationary set is all part of the fun!
But at Spalding Grammar School in Lincolnshire (UK), students have been asked to carry their books by hand in an attempt to prevent back injury from heavy bags and backpacks.
To start with, the ban at Spalding Grammar applied to Year 7 students through to Year 11, bit this has since extended to sixth form learners.
In a creative attempt to swerve the ban, Jacob Ford, a 17-year-old student at Spalding Grammar decided to carry his books in a very unconventional way…
…He used a microwave.
— LADbible (@ladbible) October 22, 2018
As LADbible reports, “Jacob responded to the ban by staging a protest – carrying his books in a microwave and a wicker basket, which must have been heavier and far harder than pretty much anything else he could have chosen. He also wrote a 3,000 word essay, arguing that a compromise could be reached between sixth formers and the school.”
Unfortunately, Jacob’s protest resulted in a two-day suspension after he refused to hand over his phone.
On a positive note, it has earned Jacob online fame and the title of ‘microwave book kid’ on various social media pages.
Today’s episode of the @daveberry_tweet breakfast show podcast has been named…”Get the microwave book kid back in Spalding Grammar School”
— Absolute Radio (@absoluteradio) October 23, 2018
Despite the obscurity of this occurrence, watch this space – there may soon be a new range of kitsch kitchen appliances coming out next year to cater for stylish school book carrying!
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