Pupils unhappy with Jojo ban
Jojo bows are accessories that young children, aged between 4 and 13, seem to have an obsession with.
They are the latest craze among young girls and can be seen on the top of heads everywhere. But some schools have decided to ban JoJo bows because they are proving a “distraction” at school.
Parents across the country have complained after the bows large hair clips, which often have sparkly adornments, were banned.
The huge, brightly coloured accessories have become the latest trend among young girls since they have been worn by 13-year-old JoJo Siwa, who appears in the US TV show Dance Moms and is a YouTube and reality TV star.
For children who have the blessing of their parents to wear their prize possessions, this has been a big disappointment. The bows’ size and colour (especially the gems) are the main reason for the ban, although some schools point to the obsession with fiddling that inflicts some youngsters.
In other schools, it’s because of the £10 to £13 price tag. Staff point out that if a Jojo bow gets lost, taken or broken it could be a problem. Some educational establishments, however, have agreed a compromise.
Depending on a bow’s size and its decorations and patterns, some schools have allowed small Jojo bows but, of course, most kids prefer the bigger bows, as they are more fashionable.
Lily, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy