More than 200 youngsters have walked out of a school in Pembrokeshire after a teenager was removed from lessons because he had his head shaved for charity.
Rhys Johnson wanted to raise money for cancer research after three relatives were diagnosed with the disease - but he and his mother were warned that the planned haircut would breach the school's rules on pupils' appearance.
Hundreds of pupils chanted support for classmate Rhys Johnson outside Milford Haven School this morning.
He was removed from lessons this week, after shaving his head for charity.
He wanted to raise money for cancer research after three relatives were diagnosed with the disease - but the school said it warned him of the consequence before he did it, and that its rules on uniform and appearance had to be consistently applied.
Pembrokeshire County Council has said Milford Haven School "is acting appropriately" in removing a schoolboy from lessons, after he shaved his head for charity, as school policy had been "disregarded."
School policy is set by a school’s Governing Body and implemented by the Headteacher and school staff.
When this policy is disregarded by a pupil – and in this instance the policy has been clearly communicated to the pupil concerned - the school is acting appropriately in enforcing its policy.