Group Of School Boys Wore Skirts To School To Protest Against The School Uniform

A group consisting of 30 boys decided to take drastic actions against the school rules. They carried out a protest against the school uniform rules.
The group of boys showed up in school on skirts, yes on skirts. The protest took place at Isca Academy in Exeter, UK. How they arranged the to go on skirts was not revealed but they wanted to prove a point. They boys complained that they cannot continue putting on trousers due to the hot temperature. They said if girls were allowed to go on skirts, so they can too, instead of sweating all day on trousers.

One pupil commented:
“We aren’t allowed to wear shorts and I’m not sitting there in trousers the whole day. It’s a bit hot. Girls are allowed to wear skirts all year round and we have to sit there sweating.”
Another said:

“Loads of them have been put in isolation for stupid reasons because the school doesn’t like having no control over them.” 
However, a Devon County Council spokesman revealed that the boys weren't reprimanded and no one was put in “isolation” for going on skirt.
The head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, commented on the issue saying that “shorts were not currently part of the uniform policy”. But,the students said they wanted to continue wearing the skirts because they were more comfortable.
The boys and their parents had been asking permission from the school authorities for the boys to wear shorts to school during hot weather.
One mother said the idea emerged following a “sarcastic” suggestion from the headteacher when pupils asked if they could wear shorts.
During the protest, one pupil was allegedly told to take off his skirt because it was too short and another male student was told his legs were too hairy.
A mother Claire Reeves, 30, who  called the school several times to ask permission for her son to wear shorts, said:
“They have told me that if I send my son to school in shorts then he will be sent to the isolation room all day and if I keep him off school then it’ll be an unauthorised absence.
“The girls are allowed to wear skirts all year round so I think it’s completely unfair that the boys can’t wear shorts. Boys just don’t have the option and I am just really concerned about how the heat is going to affect him.”

After much persuasion Aimee Mitchell, the head teacher said the school would be pleased to make a change in the uniform after much consultation from the school and parents
she said:
“We recognize that the last few days have been exceptionally hot and we are doing our utmost to enable both students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible.”
What do you think? Do you have a say on the boys protest?


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