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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 February, 2004, 18:25 GMT
Pheasant shoot truancy criticised
A Suffolk head teacher has criticised parents who allowed their children to miss a day's school to help at a pheasant shoot.

Dave Shorten, head of Stradbroke High School, spoke out in a newsletter to parents of the school's 350 pupils.

"There is no way such an absence will be authorised by the school," he said.

"Not only does the pupil unnecessarily miss a day's work but the payment he receives is illegal." He asked parents to ensure it did not happen again.

"It might be tempting but it's not on," he added.

Several pupils are understood to have helped out at the shoot last month.

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