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Glasgow High School Offers Fake Tanning Lessons
Status: Fake tans in the news
Deprived of natural sunlight by geography, students in Glasgow high schools have taken to popping down to the tanning salon between classes. This has become such a problem (with school officials worrying about students damaging their skin) that some high schools have begun offering lessons on how to get a fake tan:

In the first of a series of such sessions, Lisa Fulton, a training expert with Fake Bake, will give pupils tips on how to apply fake tan next week. Ms Fulton also plans to tell the pupils about her celebrity clientele, in the hope that stars will have influence where health experts do not.

The reaction of the students to this seems mixed. The Daily Record reports:

MORE controversy at the Glasgow school that's called in a fake tan firm to stop pupils going for sunbeds. A fourth-year girl has been suspended for disrupting the home economics class by stripping down to her underwear and lying under the grill.

What kind of grill are they talking about? A sunbed grill? (Which means they have a sunbed in the school itself?) Or was this some kind of protest on her part? We never had anything as exciting as a girl stripping down to her underwear during class at my high school, if only because it was an all-male school.
Body Manipulation
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 18, 2006 Comments (4)
Since it's home ec. I assume they meant a cooking grill. But how she allegedly got under it, I don't know.

This smells highly fishy, to me.
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  03:58 PM
I bet that girl's tan didn't look very natural... Grills leave the worst tan lines..ugh!
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  05:52 PM
Speaking of which. Did you guys see the fake 'n bake girl on american tues. night? she was glowing orange.
Posted by dae dae  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  05:59 PM
"...Ms Fulton also plans to tell the pupils about her celebrity clientele, in the hope that stars will have influence where health experts do not."

I'm having such a good time imagining what would pass for a celebrity in Glasgow that I can't quite pay attention to the tanning story.
Posted by Big Gary, a bit snarky  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Wed Jan 18, 2006  at  06:07 PM
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