Five pupils took their headteacher literally after she apparently joked they could "wear a skirt if they liked" when they challenged the summer uniform policy. The cheeky teens took the extreme action as Britain baked in 34C heat yesterday - making sure they wore the school's official uniform skirt. Another said he had been told to remove his skirt yesterday because he had "hairy legs", before shaving them in protest.
Please refresh the page and retry. The headteacher of Uppingham School in Rutland, whose alumni include Stephen Fry and celebrity chef Rick Stein, said any boy asking to do so would find a sympathetic ear. Mr Maloney told The Sunday Times that last year during inclusivity week, one boy had decided to wear a long skirt for a few days to make a point.
A group of teenage boys have taken on their headteacher in a protest against the school uniform policy which says that shorts are not part of the uniform. Yep - around 30 male pupils at the ISCA Academy in Exeter, Devon turned up to school wearing skirts to protest against the school's "no shorts" policy. One of the lads told the BBC: "We're not allowed to wear shorts, and I'm not sitting in trousers all day, it's a bit hot.
For the second day in a row a dress code banning men from wearing shorts is coming under fire in the UK. England, just let men wear shorts, yeesh. Today's protesters, school boys from the Isca Academy in Exeter, opposed to their school's no-shorts policy responded by showing up in the school's dress code-approved but reserved for girls tartan skirts. For the last five days British citizens have suffered through a sizzling heatwave, and yesterday's temperature beat record for the hottest day in 41 years!
A massive heat wave hit Britain this week, and residents are dressing accordingly. The weather has made it uncomfortable for many to wear pants, so at certain schools where shorts are banned in the dress code, classmates had to get creative. Dozens of teenagers at Isca Academy in Exeter have started wearing skirts after their school refused to allow them to wear shorts during the heat wave.
As summer closes in every year, it always seems like school is the hottest place to be. Most schools don't have air conditioning in a lot of the rooms. It is one reason I used to love the computer lab when I was younger because it was always cold in there.
Screen shots via Devon Live's Facebook livestream this morning. A number of teenage boys in Devon exerted their right to protest this morning by wearing skirts to school. Their headteacher at the ISCA Academy in Exeter has refused to let them wear shorts instead of trousers during the heatwave hitting the country this week, so they've been forced to improvise, both kind of getting what they wanted and excellently taking the piss.
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School dress code and uniforms are a really controversial discussion. Each school has its own policy according to dress code and every student is obliged to follow every rule or he will face punishments. However, what should people do when these rules affect the school life of students and their uniform becomes a burden on them and their learning process?