Boys wear skirts against discrimination

Female students, low section, studio shot

A group of teenage boys in the UK have donned skirts to protest a discriminatory uniform policy forbidding boys to wear shorts even though the temperature is the highest for 40 years The boys at the Icsa academy in Devon wore the skirts in as sign of protest because they could not bear the extereme heat while their female fellow students could feel much better because they wore skirts. On boy described wearing the skirt as “quite refreshing” and told the Guardian that he even knew that Royal Ascot’s attendees were even allowed to remove their jackets during races. Generally the boys enjoyed wearing skirts even though now they should shave their legs because they are exposed, but they are ready to continue doing it. Headteacher Aimee Mitchell said: “We recognise 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. Shorts are not currently part of our uniform for boys, and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families. However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future. A spokesperson for Devon county council said: “About 30 boys arrived at school this morning wearing school skirts. None of the boys have been penalised – no one was put in isolation or detention for wearing a skirt.”


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