Call for support for Carrick McClean school student barred from A-Levels due to having a beard

Mr Carrick Mcclean has been barred from his A-level* classes at St Columb’s College in Derry because of his facial hair. Please sign the petition to have him reinstated. I’m sure such blatant pogonophobic discrimination would not be tolerated in a United Ireland.

*for readers in the Republic, the A-level is the Protestant Leaving Certificate.

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Call for support for Carrick McClean, school student barred from A-Levels due to having a beard

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has called for support for a Derry Sixth Form student Carrick McClean.

Mr McClean has been banned from sitting for his A Level at St Columbs in Derry because he has a beard.

The pogonophobic rules of the school do not allow students to have a beard

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, this is not the 1950s and we fully support Mr McClean. There is a petition that can be signed and we expect a change of mind by the school

https://www.change.org/p/principal-abolish-st-columb-s-college-clean-shaven-policy

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8 Responses to “Call for support for Carrick McClean school student barred from A-Levels due to having a beard”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    “for readers in the Republic, the A-level is the Protestant Leaving Certificate”

    Protestant or Northern Irish?

    • Hamish Johnston Says:

      Err, I can say with some certainty that the majority (albeit small) of students sitting A levels in NI this year will be of the Catholic faith…

      • jonivar skullerud Says:

        Indeed. And at most a very small minority of students at St Columbs will be protestant.

  2. Phillip Helbig Says:

    This is not a joke. Any country which claims to be enlightened but allows policies like this is definitely not enlightened.

  3. jonivar skullerud Says:

    Given the long list of illustrious graduates of St Columbs, some of whom are or have been bearded, it should be possible to gather some momentum behind this campaign. Indeed, i note that St Columbs graduate, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, won praise from the Beard Liberation Front a few years ago.

  4. Carrick McClean, we support your right to grow your Beard. Reach out to us at TubbStarr.com or bill@tubbstarr.com for free products.

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