A Cambridgeshire mum has been praised after she disobeyed school rules and helped her disabled daughter in a sports day race.
People have hailed Lynn Harrison a 'wonderful' mum after she was asked to leave Tammy's sports day for trying to help her finish race.
The mum-of-four from Cambourne, was attending her six-year-old daughter Tammy's sports day at Jeavons Wood Primary School when she was asked to leave the premises by a member of staff.
Tammy suffers from cerebral palsy which means she has to deal with permanent movement disorders, including poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors.
At last years sports day in 2018, Lynn helped her daughter by lifting Tammy out of her wheelchair buggy, carrying her between her legs in a race so that she felt more included. She went to do the same thing this year but was told no by the staff at the school.
The head teacher of Jeavons Wood Primary School, Sue Wright, issued a statement regarding the incident, in which she requested the story not to be published.
She said: "If a parent is upset by a decision taken by the school then we have procedures in place to address those concerns. We always try and solve any issues informally but there is a clear complaints procedure to follow if they are not resolved.
"No parent has contacted the school informally or formally to make a complaint about sports day."
She went on to say the school care very much about the welfare of Tammy, adding they did not want to embarrass her.
Regardless of what staff said the mum helped her daughter cross the finish line and since then people have praised her actions.
"Well done mum and daughter."
One responded to the story and schools actions saying: "Damn right that you as a mum should be there all the way to support your child regardless of her disability.
"Even if my child had no disability and she was struggling I would step in to help her. You have done the right thing mum, just like any other mum would do. Well done mum and daughter."
More people commended Lynn for what she did. They said: "Well done you! Some of these teachers shouldn't even be teaching kids if they've got that attitude towards disabled children who want to have a good day.
"The picture of you running across the line is delightful with your beautiful little girl."
"I think this mum is wonderful."
Another reader praised Lynn for her actions on sports day. She said: "I think this mum is wonderful!"
A third added:"Well done Mum for getting her beautiful daughter involved.
"Shame on you for not allowing mum to do what she thought was best… Lesson to be learned just because she needs a wheelchair doesn't mean that she shouldn't be included."
One reader was a teacher who added how important it is to involve every child. She said: "As a PE and performing arts teacher, we have an obligation to EVERY child to make classes inclusive to all children.
"Yes it may not be exactly the same for a child with a disability, howeverRead More – Source