11 May '11, 10am

British boy wears skirt to school in protest of uniform rules

LONDON - A 12-YEAR-OLD British boy wore a knee-length skirt to school in protest against a school uniform policy banning boys from donning shorts during warm weather, according to a report on Wednesday. Chris Whitehead also addressed more than 1,350 pupils at morning assembly wearing the black skirt, which boys are permitted to wear due to a loophole in the policy, the Daily Telegraph reported. He said that forcing boys at Impington Village College, near Cambridge in eastern England, to wear long trousers during the summer months has a detrimental effect on concentration and their ability to learn. 'In the summer girl students are allowed to wear skirts but boys are not allowed to wear shorts,' the schoolboy said. 'We think that this discriminates against boys. I will march in a skirt with other boys waving banners and making a lot of noise. I will be wearing the skirt at ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

Comments

  1. 15 Jun '11, 1pm

    well done boy.u have proven u are not a coward when it comes to making a point and standing for whats right.more boys should learn from u.

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