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  Home-made tank banned from school parade
Updated 17 April 2003, 14.39

Christian and Max Hopewell with their replica Challenger tank
Two brothers have had the toy tank they made banned from their school Easter Parade.

Eight and 10-year-old Max and Christian, spent all last weekend building a model of an army Challenger tank out of wood and cardboard.

The tanks are being used by UK forces out in Iraq.

They made it especially for the school's Easter Parade say newspaper reports.

But their headteacher at their school in Sheffield thought it might upset children who have relatives in the forces in Iraq and didn't fit in with what Easter was about.

The Head, Parry Jenkins said: "Easter is all about life, peace and goodwill."

So he wouldn't let them use it in the parade.

The boys were told to make Easter bonnets instead!

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