Photochopped school photos? WT?VCE students at an eastern suburbs school were left distraught after school photos were retouched to enhance their appearance.
Students at Box Hill’s Our Lady of Sion College have revealed they were horrified when they received their school photos back this week to find they had been touched-up.
But despite claims by the school that a serious “misunderstanding” led to students’ distress at their faces, hair and jewellery being changed, National School Photography’s Peter Gillahan said the school had specifically requested student images be altered.
What were the school principal and teachers thinking?Earlier parent, “Kelly”, told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell her daughter was distraught when she found her photos had been doctored.
“Her hair had been totally changed…she went to a lot of trouble to make herself comply with the school rules and look nice and her photos have been changed,” she said.
Kelly said a lot of students had complained their photos had been changed.
“Some girls had ponytails removed, another had her ears changed all together.”
Kelly said no parents had given authority to have the photos changed.