Nov 16, 2012 01:31 PM EST

British School Bans 13 Year Old Boy from Movember

Movember marks the month when men have been encouraged to grow moustaches in support of fighting prostate cancer and raising awareness of male mental health issues. Many men are taking part of this endeavor and putting the razors down.

A 13 year old boy in Britain also wanted to take part and grow a moustache. However his school has banned him from partaking in it because it is not an “inclusive” activity.

Gus Hooker began shaving since he was 9 years old and decided to participate in Movember by growing a moustache and raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by joining men (and boys) around the world growing facial hair for Movember, the BBC reports.

The British school claims the moustache would stand out among the boys and girls at the Priory Academy. The institution claims that it is exclusive because not all children would not be able to participate.

"In a coeducational school with young children, growing facial hair would not be an activity that many children would be able to join in with," the statement said.

"Whilst the school dress code does not explicitly mention facial hair, it does mention unusual hair styles and colouring that are contrary to a smart uniform appearance."

According to the report, Hooker wanted to take part in Movember because his grandfather recently beat cancer.

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