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Hugs OK at Bunbury school (cloned for SW 1353026464)
Adam Road primary students Simona Vychytilova, Amber Ablett and Mikayla Baudain embrace after Amber was given detention for hugging another student on Thursday October 25.

A Bunbury school which had enforced a no- hugging rule has lifted the ban.

Adam Road Primary School made headlines around the country this month after Year 6 student Amber Ablett got detention for giving her friend a goodbye hug at the end of the school day.

Acting principal Gemma Preston said the school's board agreed on a "commonsense approach" when it met on Tuesday.

"The changes recognise that physical contact, such as hugging between students, is entirely appropriate in some situations and teachers will be able to make this judgment," she said.

However, students must avoid "inappropriate or excessive physical contact".

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