28 May '11, 7am

A British school has banned pupils from giving each other high-fives, handshakes - or even hugs.

A British school has banned pupils from giving each other high-fives, handshakes - or even hugs.

A London school has banned pupils from giving each other high-fives, handshakes - or even hugs. -- PHOTO: ST FILE A LONDON school has banned pupils from giving each other high-fives, handshakes - or even hugs. Governors imposed the 'no contact' rule as they say it prevents fighting or bullying. Dayna Chong, 15, was thrown into detention for cuddling a female pal at The Quest Academy, in Croydon, South London. She said: 'I was just hugging my friend in the morning to say hello and I had to sit on my own and miss out on break because of it.' A parent said, 'School is supposed to be where we start teaching our children how to be social - shaking hands, hugging, opening up. You need an embrace to comfort you when things go wrong. I've never heard of anything so crazy in my life.' Another 15-year-old student got into trouble for giving a friend a high-five. A spokesman for the ...

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