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  Diabetic boy wins fight to go on school trips
Updated 14 January 2002, 17.22
Tom White
A diabetic 16-year-old boy in Lancashire has won his argument against his school whch said he wasn't allowed to go on trips.

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School told Tom White he wouldn't be allowed to go on any more trips after he had a diabetic attack on a school trip in 1999.

Fact File
Diabetes facts
Someone who has diabetes can't control the amount of sugar in their blood
Too much sugar and a diabetic could can have an attack
Too little and they could pass out
Court ruling

Tom and his parents had to take the school to court, after the school refused to change its decision.

The school was concerned it wouldn't know how to help Tom if he had a problem.

Tom was helped by the Disability Rights Commission which says it is unfair to exclude Tom or anyone from trips if they are disabled.

Bert Massie from the commission said it was "a victory for common sense."

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