Cradley Heath school imposes local dialect ban
Pupils at a West Midlands school have been banned from talking or writing in their Black Country dialect.
A letter sent to parents of pupils at Colley Lane Primary School in the Cradley Heath area warned the local dialect, together with slang words and phrases, was contributing to a "decline in standards".
But Stephen Pitts from Cradley Heath-based Black Country Tee Shirts, which produces clothing with Black Country phrases on them, said the rule was a setback to attempts to promote the dialect.
BBC Midlands Today's Giles Latcham reports.
15 Nov 2013