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Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Students at Finnsnes School in Troms will be allowed to take part in swimming lessons wearing full-body covering swimsuits - also known as burkinis.
The arrangement was the result of dialogue between parents and teachers at the school, who held meetings with representatives from Norway's Refugee Board (flyktningetjenesten) and interpretors, according to Nordlys.
"If [parents] wish for their daughters to wear burkinis, bought with their own money, then that is okay, but they must having swimming lessons in the same way and together with all the others," Espen Hay, head teacher of Finnsnes School, told Nordlys.
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