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Teen 'banned from school trip to Disneyland Paris at last minute due to her mental health issues'

A mum has furiously hit out at her daughter's school claiming the teen was banned from a school trip to Disneyland Paris at the last minute due to mental health issues.
Becca Erskine was told she wouldn't be allowed to visit the theme park with her friends just three days before she was due to leave.
The 15-year-old, diagnosed with depression and anxiety following a number of tragedies, had her bags packed and was excited to go on the science-themed, half-term trip with her school Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland.
Her mum Mandy Allison told Chronicle Live she received a call to say the schoolgirl could not attend the trip because it wouldn't be safe for Becca.
She hit out at the school over the timing, saying the school had known about her mental health issues "from day one" and her daughter was left "devastated beyond words".

Mandy said the school told her a risk assessment found it wouldn't be safe for Becca and she would receive a full refund.
The mum, 45, said: “I understand the risk assessment, however telling a teenager three days before she’s due to leave for Disneyland Paris that she can no longer go is absolutely disgraceful.
“It’s the timing that is wrong - if they’d said this six weeks ago I could have understood.
“Her bag was packed, her group of friends had made arrangements for the whole trip.

“Becca was devastated beyond words, this trip had been something she was looking forward to, something positive.
“Now she feels she’s being punished for being poorly.”
Mandy claims the school knew about her daughter’s issues “from day one” and that the sudden change of plans was unfair on the teenager.
“The handling of this situation is diabolical, and not something a 15-year-old with mental health issues should be subject to,” she said.
Becca has been unable to attend school for several months after suffering from a number of personal tragedies, including the death of her father.
The teenager was later diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
She is still registered as a student at Bede Academy but had to have work sent home to help her keep up with studying for her GCSEs.
Becca, from Blyth, said: “It was quite sad, because all my friends were going, I was really looking forward to it.”
A spokesperson for Bede Academy said: “The academy does not comment publicly on matters of a personal nature involving students.”

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