Boys win protest over school uniform

Postado Junho 24, 2017

"None of the boys have been penalized - no one was put in isolation or detention for wearing a skirt", a spokesperson from the school told The Guardian.

Now the school say "as summers are becoming hotter" shorts will be brought in as uniform next year.

A spokesperson for Devon county council said: "About 30 boys arrived at school this morning wearing school skirts".

The school's head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, issued a written statement that did not mention the skirts, but pledged to revisit the uniform rules.

A group of young British boys who sported skirts to school to protest the institution's uniform code after being told they could not wear shorts during scorching hot temperatures have won their battle. The boys, though, took them up on it, noted The Guardian.

"Shorts are not now part of our school uniform for boys".

The school said no, no shorts, but if you want to wear skirts, go for it.

When temps rise above 90, as they did in Exeter in Southwest England, you'd think a school's top priority should be keeping students and staff cool to ensure a safe learning environment.

Claire Lambeth, the mother of one of the boys who began the protest, said she was proud of him.

"Contrary to news reports, we have not banned shorts; shorts are simply not part of our school uniform". That, if anything, reinforces a gender bias, as obviously it just does not do for boys to wear "girls clothes" though the obverse is okay.