Mum's got her protest down to a T


A fashion designer threatened with prosecution for taking her children out of school to visit Israel has hit back - with a range of T-shirts calling on the government to change its policy on banning term-time family holidays.

Amanda Moss and her husband Simon were told by Liverpool's King David High School that they could not take their family on the 17-day trip to Jerusalem last April where their son Saxon was to be barmitzvahed at the Western Wall.

The school said government policy would not allow the trip because it did not fall into the "exceptional circumstances" category and the Mosses could face a fine of over £2,000 and potential prosecution. It dropped the matter after the Mosses complained to the Board of Deputies.

Now Ms Moss, who is director of Liverpool Fashion Week, is launching T-shirts with protest phrases, including "families come first" and "some rules are meant to broken".

She said: "This wasn't the school's fault. This policy is the government box-ticking to stop parents who who can't be bothered to take their kids to school. But its tarring all people with the same brush."

King David said it had been following guidance from the Department for Education.

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