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    Make Booths history: Adam, Ben and Carla’s story

    Former pupils who come back to visit bring stories of isolation booths being used for trivial and bizarre reasons: the wrong colour shoes earned one girl a day of isolation; a boy who shaved his head for charity would have been isolated until the hair grew back, except that his mother chose to keep him at home instead; and then there was the boy in year 10 placed in isolation and, to his distress and his mother’s fury, consequently excluded from Maths and English classes, because of failure to do his Spanish homework.  Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child quite simply states that the…