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Cerebral palsy student 'thrown off college beauty course as she struggled to hold pot of nail varnish'

She said she was told that allowing her on the course would be “like letting a visually impaired person perform heart surgery”

Rejected: Georgie Ready
Rejected: Georgie Ready

A student with cerebral palsy claims she was barred from a beauty course because she struggled to hold a pot of nail varnish.

Georgie Ready, 18, said she was told by a member of staff that allowing her on the course would be “like letting a visually impaired person perform heart surgery”.

She went to an open day at Tresham College in Corby, Northants, after being accepted on a BTEC course.

Mum Lynn, 52, said: “A member of staff pulled her out with her carer and said she may not ‘meet the criteria’ which was set.

“One of the criteria was to hold a nail varnish pot in her left hand, which is the hand she struggles with.”

Lynn has now threatened to sue for discrimination.

She added: “It’s disgusting. She was heartbroken, her dreams have been crushed.”

The college said: “We are taking this situation seriously and hope to resolve it as soon as possible.”



From http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cerebral-palsy-student-thrown-college-2254634#ixzz2e7ubdkz5