School Cinderella kids have alternative party

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The ‘Cinderella children’ excluded from a controversial school leaving party are to get their own celebration – courtesy of an outraged mum.

Dana Pirovic was among many parents horrified when two thirds of pupils from a Newport Pagnell combined school were invited to a massive leavers’ disco on Tuesday, the last day of term.

Last week’s Citizen told how some of the excluded children had been in tears in class.

Because the party was privately organised in a village hall by a group of parents, Portfields School teachers had no power to intervene.

Portfields deliberately does not organise a leavers’ prom but holds an awards ceremony and afternoon party in school instead,

Said Dana: “The private prom party was discriminatory. These children are only ten or 11 and they couldn’t understand why most of their friends were invited and they were not.”

She has now offered to throw a compensation party in her Moulsoe garden for every single child not invited to the end of term bash.

“It will be held in August and there will be a bouncy castle, hot dogs, and ice cream. It will be a real age-appropriate party with no pressure on the children to dress up in posh outfits,” she said.

“The little girls can wear party dresses if they like, or equally they can wear casual clothes or sports clothes.It’s not a prom – it’s just a chance for children to have fun.”