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savedricky - May 12, 2011 05:40 PM (GMT)
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11 May 2011 Last updated at 14:13 Help

A Cambridgeshire boy has worn a skirt to school in a protest against what he said was "discrimination".

Chris Whitehead, 12, was angered by rules at Impington Village College, near Cambridge, that do not allow boys to wear shorts in hot weather.

The year-8 pupil said he researched the policy, found a loophole in the rules and turned up to school in a skirt.

Following his demonstration, the school has pledged to review the policy.

Ladypeartree - May 12, 2011 06:38 PM (GMT)
:D good for him ..even postmen wear shorts nowadays and it is NOT that long ago that girls had to hold protests to be allowed to wear trousers to school. Two of my own daughters had to wear skits made from Welsh wool ... but boy were they itchy .. they couldnt be bought only made so you had to buy the material ( only available from two shops who always ran out ) and buy the pattern ( not cheap ) then you had to either make them yourself or pay for someone else to make them. they had to be washed by hand and drip dried ...NOT practical. Now girls can wear trousers to school and the price of the uniforms has come down dramatically.. trousers are also far more practical in very cold weather and more modest when walking up ( or down ) open treaded stairs that most senior schools have these days.

savedricky - May 12, 2011 08:13 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ladypeartree @ May 12 2011, 07:38 PM)
:D good for him ..even postmen wear shorts nowadays and it is NOT that long ago that girls had to hold protests to be allowed to wear trousers to school. Two of my own daughters had to wear skits made from Welsh wool ... but boy were they itchy .. they couldnt be bought only made so you had to buy the material ( only available from two shops who always ran out ) and buy the pattern ( not cheap ) then you had to either make them yourself or pay for someone else to make them. they had to be washed by hand and drip dried ...NOT practical. Now girls can wear trousers to school and the price of the uniforms has come down dramatically.. trousers are also far more practical in very cold weather and more modest when walking up ( or down ) open treaded stairs that most senior schools have these days.

I remember girls in my school holding a protest on the skirt issue lol

buckthesystem - May 14, 2011 03:04 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Ladypeartree @ May 13 2011, 06:38 AM)
:D good for him ..even postmen wear shorts nowadays and it is NOT that long ago that girls had to hold protests to be allowed to wear trousers to school. Two of my own daughters had to wear skits made from Welsh wool ... but boy were they itchy .. they couldnt be bought only made so you had to buy the material ( only available from two shops who always ran out ) and buy the pattern ( not cheap ) then you had to either make them yourself or pay for someone else to make them. they had to be washed by hand and drip dried ...NOT practical. Now girls can wear trousers to school and the price of the uniforms has come down dramatically.. trousers are also far more practical in very cold weather and more modest when walking up ( or down ) open treaded stairs that most senior schools have these days.

And don't wear patent leather shoes or the boys will be able to see your knickers reflected in them.

buckthesystem - May 14, 2011 03:10 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (savedricky @ May 13 2011, 08:13 AM)
QUOTE (Ladypeartree @ May 12 2011, 07:38 PM)
:D  good for him ..even postmen wear shorts nowadays and it is NOT that long ago that girls had to hold protests to be allowed to wear trousers to school. Two of my own daughters had to wear skits made from Welsh wool ... but boy were they itchy .. they couldnt be bought only  made so you had to buy the material ( only available from two shops who always ran out ) and buy the pattern ( not cheap ) then you had to either make them yourself or pay for someone else to make them. they had to be washed by hand and drip dried ...NOT practical. Now girls can wear trousers to school and the price of the uniforms has come down dramatically.. trousers are also far more practical in very cold weather and more modest when walking up ( or down ) open treaded stairs that most senior schools have these days.

I remember girls in my school holding a protest on the skirt issue lol

About 100 years ago when I went to school, the boys' school was about half a mile from the girls' school and it was "the thing" on "mufti days" for the girls to wear a boy's school uniform and the boys to wear a girl's uniform. "Mufti days" were always sychronised as the schools were pretty close.

The boy in the OP could always say he was wearing a "kilt" and it was "part of his heritage, and people had to be 'culturally sensitive'", nobody could object to that.

Ladypeartree - May 15, 2011 07:11 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (buckthesystem @ May 14 2011, 04:04 PM)
QUOTE (Ladypeartree @ May 13 2011, 06:38 AM)
:D  good for him ..even postmen wear shorts nowadays and it is NOT that long ago that girls had to hold protests to be allowed to wear trousers to school. Two of my own daughters had to wear skits made from Welsh wool ... but boy were they itchy .. they couldnt be bought only  made so you had to buy the material ( only available from two shops who always ran out ) and buy the pattern ( not cheap ) then you had to either make them yourself or pay for someone else to make them. they had to be washed by hand and drip dried ...NOT practical. Now girls can wear trousers to school and the price of the uniforms has come down dramatically.. trousers are also far more practical in very cold weather and more modest when walking up ( or down ) open treaded stairs that most senior schools have these days.

And don't wear patent leather shoes or the boys will be able to see your knickers reflected in them.

who said I wore them ???? :P :P :P

buckthesystem - May 15, 2011 11:02 AM (GMT)
::03:: This reminds me of when my daughter went to high school. It was a local high school near where we lived and had about 150 students and was not very strict with anything.

It was a co-ed school and the uniform (for both boys and girls) was black trackpants, a while polo-shirt and a bright blue jersey which was fitted and tight.

She didn't like the trackpants and so persuaded the school to let some of them wear fitted black trousers that were flared at the bottom and tight, fitted, white blouses. The school agreed because as long as they were the right colours, they didn't care what the kids wore.

My son didn't like the trackpants either so he wore black jeans, some of the teachers objected once or twice but gave up complaining after a while, and figured they were black and he did wear a white polo shirt with them, so that was OK.

They did object to things like kids wearing a bush-shirt over their uniform or workboots (like my son tried to get away with sometimes) instead of school shoes, but the relented on the workboots if he claimed that he was wearing them because he had carpentry lessons that day.

I just thought that if the school didn't care, then I didn't care either. Try to tell teenagers what to wear ....

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