Boys lacking positive male role models are to get sessions in shaving and asking girls out at an Essex school. The idea behind "man days" at Chase High School in Westcliff came about after an Ofsted inspection found achievement was "inadequate".
Victoria Overy, head teacher, said a number of her male students lacked a
positive male role model at home.
Mrs Overy said the lack of male role models had proved a "barrier" to some
boys' educational attainment. The "man days" will cover a number of social skills including asking girls
out and fine dining etiquette.
Planned to start in the New Year, the "man days" will also include a round of
golf, a possible visit to a military assault course, shaving advice, guidance on
dating and dining skills. A similar project is in the early stages of planning for the school's female