Lily Grace Hooper ‘Forced Out’ Of Hambrook Primary School After Online Campaign

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Seven-year-old Lily-Grace Hooper made headlines earlier in the year when her school banned her from using a walking cane – because of health and safely concerns. 

The girl, who has been virtually blind since she suffered a stroke aged four, was told by education chiefs that other children and teachers could trip on her fibreglass walking cane.

The decision by Hambrook Primary School was widely condemned after it hit headlines in mid-November – but some parents and teachers voiced their support for the school on social media. 

Now Lily-Grace’s mum says a “bullying campaign” has forced her daughter out the school. 

Dozens shared photos of their children at the school and wrote posts defending the ban using the hashtag #happyathambrook.

Supply teachers, a lunchtime supervisor and a school governor have all shared posts using the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

But Lily-Grace’s mum Kristy Hooper, who works at the school…

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