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Case 26 - School told that they cannot display children's work on windows using "Blu Tack"

Issue

A Perth & Kinross school occupies a building owned and administered by private companies. They have been told that they cannot display children's work on windows using "Blu Tack" due to Health and Safety concerns. It is claimed that a chemical in the Blu Tack may combine with a chemical in the glass to make it shatter. This impacts on the way they teach in their classrooms and their children's education.

Panel decision

Whatever the reason for banning the use of Blu Tack it is not on health and safety grounds. The manufacturer's website makes clear that the product can be used on glass. We see no reason why the children's creative work should not be displayed for everyone to enjoy!

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2012-06-06