London Lite Monday, 19 October 2009 21 Jokebox......... RetailDetail MAKE sure your memories stand out in your home by placing them in one of these funky frames... Frame by frame Loop, 6, Urban Outfitters Puzzle, 9,, Do Frame tape can be used to frame anything, 25m long, 9.95, Circular, 14.95, The Conran Shop Baroque, 11, notonthehigh Crown jewels, 14.95, reallylinda Recycled, 17.95 and 24.95, Selfridges Mirror squares, 7.50, Marks & Spencer Hilary FrolicH School holy dayhols are underthreat A LONDON council has been forced to rethink its policy of forcing schools to shut for annual Muslim, Hindu and Sikh holy days following a backlash from teachers and parents. All state schools under Waltham Forests control have been closed for Eid-Ul-Fitr, Diwali and Guru Nanaks birthday -- as well as Christmas and Easter -- since the eighties. The directive, which affects even schools where few pupils are Muslim, Hindu or Sikh, means parents have to find childcare for up to three extra days in term time. The council began its review after critics called the closures inappropriate and unnecessary, and head teachers demanded discretion in decid- ing which holy days to mark. Jews outnumber Sikhs in the borough, yet schools have not been told to close for any Jewish holidays. Lynette Parvez, head of Kelmscott School in Walthamstow, said: For a school like ours where the majority of pupils are Christian or Muslim, there is no need to take additional time out for Diwali or Guru Nanak. Jilly Darr-Sikander, 37, a Muslim from Walthamstow whose son Sami, six, attends Woodford Green Primary School, said: If you celebrate a festival you should take your child out of school, but they all want a day off. council re-tHink over Hindu and SikH religiouS breakS Ofcomcriticises Channel4over kidsleftalone A ChAnnel 4 show in which under-12s lived apparently without adult interference for a fortnight broke broadcasting codes, Ofcom ruled today. But it found Boys And Girls Alone did not cause distress or anxiety to its young stars. Ofcom said the first show of the four-part series fell foul of its rules by failing to make clear the welfare efforts that had been made. It concluded in a report today that information given to the TV audience was insufficient to reassure viewers about their (the childrens) welfare. Childrens charities and child psychologists were among those who made 180 complaints when the show aired in February. by kevin widdop Party time: the holiday of Diwali is marked in east London schools H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html