By PEYTON SMITH
A girl of the age of fourteen decides to shave her head to help raise money for a local charity called Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for children with severe illnesses. Her school has an “extreme haircuts” policy and the length of her hair had to be one centimeter to be able to attend class. The girl’s name is Niamh Baldwin. Anneka Baldwin, her mother, believes that what her daughter did is brave and honorable and should not be shamed by the school. Mounts Bay Academy has a specific room named the “inclusive room” for students who have haircuts that are classified as “extreme haircuts”. Most schools in the UK have the same policy on extreme haircuts and have included their policy on their school website. Niamh Baldwin’s family believes that she should not have been shamed for donating to a charity. Baldwin did not show up to school that Friday because she felt ashamed to show up to school. Should the school still enforce the extreme haircut policy when it is due to donating to charity? Or is the Academy correct in enforcing the policy no matter the circumstance?