And to­day’s les­son is: Walk­ing in heels

Daily Mail - - sandra Parsons - By Kate Loveys

FOR girls aim­ing to climb the ca­reer lad­der, it is one achieve­ment they might be wiser not to put on the CV.

In what has been de­scribed as the coun­try’s ‘most triv­ial’ course, fe­male pupils are be­ing taught how to walk in high heels.

The six-week ‘Sexy Heels in the City’ course is de­signed, it is claimed, to pre­pare them for the ‘busi­ness world and their so­cial lives’.

Whether em­ploy­ers will take the same view is yet to be seen. But South Thames Col- lege, in South-West London, is pay­ing Chyna Whyne, author of Mas­ter­ing The Art Of Wear­ing High Heels, £60 an hour to pass on her ex­per­tise to 16-year-old pupils.

Miss Whyne, a for­mer back­ing singer for El­ton John, claims her life was made a mis­ery be­cause she was not taught how to walk in such shoes. She in­sists women should be taught the skills at an early age – as singer Pixie Lott has clearly done – as it will be bet­ter for them ‘in the long run’.

The course also in­volves learn­ing how to walk on a cat­walk and shop for shoes – a skill many men might sug­gest comes nat­u­rally to most women.

Toni East­wood, of train­ing provider Every­woman, said: ‘This sounds like Bri­tain’s most triv­ial course.

‘It pan­ders to stereo­types. It’s an ex­tra­or­di­nary waste of money and time.’

Walk­ing tall: Pixie Lott on her high heels

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