Double standards.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

For those who have ever attended a Catholic or private school, you’ll be familiar with strict uniform codes. You'll also be familiar with rebelling against the dress codes – rolling up your skirt, untucking your shirt or, god forbid, eating in public in your uniform.

Like all normal teenagers, high school students from British school, Isca Academy, were similarly fed up with their school uniform code. So they took matters into their own hands.

An estimated group of 30 to 50 boys showed up to school this week wearing skirts, after being told they weren’t allowed to wear shorts in hot weather. Under the school’s uniform policy, boys cannot wear shorts, even though girls are permitted to wear skirts.

According to reports, when faced with the boys’ protests that female students could have bare legs, teachers told male students they were free to wear skirts themselves. So they did.

“Children also don’t like injustice,” one school mother said.

“The boys see the female teachers in sandals and nice cool skirts and tops while they are wearing long trousers and shoes and the older boys have to wear blazers. They just think it’s unfair that they can’t wear shorts in this heat.”

A spokesperson for the school has since noted that none of the boys were penalised for wearing skirts and the school would consider altering its uniform policy in future.

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