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Last Updated: Saturday December 03 2005 11:51 GMT

School staff ban Christmas cards

Christmas card

Kids have been banned from sending Christmas cards at a school in Somerset after staff said the tradition was bad for the environment.

Teachers at Bournville Community School in Weston-super-Mare say kids should make one big card instead of wasting paper on lots of little ones

Head teacher Janice Taylor says it is important to teach kids to think about the environment from an early age.

But some parents are against the move, and say it's a load of humbug.

Pupils usually put cards in a box, which is emptied every day and the cards handed out.

But this year, the children aren't allowed their tradition, and have to swap cards out of school.