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Well done those lads, how ridiculous - A Head Teacher of a Devon School threatened to put any boy who turned up to school in shorts in the recent spell of heatwave weather, into Isolation ! But sarcastically said they could turn up in skirts.. so a group of 5 did.

 

Apparently 50 more of them were frantically trying to borrow skirts from their girlfriends and sisters to wear to school today :)

 

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A group of teenage boys turned up to school in skirts on Wednesday in a bold 'no shorts' policy protest.

 

Five boys from ISCA Academy in Exeter, Devon, strolled in wearing the attire after being told by teachers that they'd be placed in isolation were they to walk into class in shorts – despite the hot weather.

 

A mum of one of the pupils said her 14-year-old was told a day earlier by the head teacher, "you can wear a skirt if you like", after he complained about the heat.

 

So he – along with four others – wore skirts. Official uniform skirts, so as to avoid any possibility of rebuttal.

 

 

 

 

"My son wanted to wear shorts but was told he would be put in the isolation room for the rest of the week," the mum told Devon Live.

 

 

"The head teacher told them, 'Well you can wear a skirt if you like', but I think she was being sarcastic. However, children tend to take you literally and so five boys turned up in skirts today – and because she told them it was okay there was nothing she could do as long as they are school skirts."

 

The mum added that one of the boys did get in trouble, but only because his skirt was "too short". She added that children should have a voice, no matter how old they are.

 

After the success of the boys' uniform objections, 50 boys are apparently now planning to follow suit. It seems the famous five have sparked a mini revolution.

 

The Devon mum added: "There are about 50 boys who are trying to borrow skirts off the girls and they all say they are going to wear them tomorrow.

 

 

"Children also don't like injustice. The boys see the women teachers in sandals and nice cool skirts and tops while they are wearing long trousers and shoes and the older boys have to wear blazers. They just think it's unfair that they can't wear shorts in this heat.


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"The mum added that one of the boys did get in trouble, but only because his skirt was "too short". "

 

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I thought that was very funny, I like the bit about taking the head seriously over wearing skirts. :D


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This happened before, didn't it?

 

I do remember in 6th form, someone moaning because as a male, he has to wear trousers; but as a female, I'm welcome to a wear skirt when it's hot.

 

I do think they should be able to wear shorts.

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It made the 6pm news last night - the lads looked quite nice in the skirts and they seemed to be quite comfortable wearing them. Apparently someone did suggest they might want to shave their legs lol.

Needless to say, the Head Teacher wasnt available for comment - other than she needed to discuss things with Parents first. As parents were quite happy to have their lads wear shorts rather than suffer the heat.. what's to discuss ?


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I thought that was very funny, I like the bit about taking the head seriously over wearing skirts. :D

 

Indeed - the Head Teacher must have felt quite silly that her throw away/sarcastic comment was taken literally by the young lads :)


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It's catching on, CB, this article is about bus drivers in France.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/french-bus-drivers-skirts-dress-code-nantes

 

Love it - why do they not have some leeway for these situations 1


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It doesn't seem logical, does it? As they said, it's fine for bosses who have offices with air con. I don't think I could work in 50 degrees.


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I always went to school in a skirt :)

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I always went to school in a skirt :)

 

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I always went to school in a skirt :)

 

Well I called it a Kilt :)


 
 

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This happened before, didn't it?

 

I do remember in 6th form, someone moaning because as a male, he has to wear trousers; but as a female, I'm welcome to a wear skirt when it's hot.

 

I do think they should be able to wear shorts.

 

Or skirts.

 

Why not, in this day & age !

 

It made the 6pm news last night - the lads looked quite nice in the skirts and they seemed to be quite comfortable wearing them. Apparently someone did suggest they might want to shave their legs lol.

Needless to say, the Head Teacher wasnt available for comment - other than she needed to discuss things with Parents first. As parents were quite happy to have their lads wear shorts rather than suffer the heat.. what's to discuss ?

 

Were the parents happy for them to continue wearing skirts?

 

It's catching on, CB, this article is about bus drivers in France.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/french-bus-drivers-skirts-dress-code-nantes

 

Was not the answer to turn up in shorts in any case ? If the bus co / school refused, they couldn't penalise the people as they'd turned up. Ultimatum - shorts or no work !

 

Phone rang at 5:30-ish pm - company asking me to attend job interview. I'd just put my meal on the table so I said 6:30? and they agreed. As I cycled to the interview, I attended the interview at 6:30 pm wearing Lycra cycling shorts. I got home at 4:30am after completing my first shift.

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