These Boys Wore Skirts to School to Protest Dress Code Double Standards

The students gleaned the idea from a teacher at the school who suggested they wear skirts - likely in jest - since shorts aren't a part of the school's dress code.

"Shorts are not now part of our uniform for boys, and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families", ISCA Academy's principal, Amy Mitchell, said. There was nothing she could do as long as they are school skirts.

When Ryan Lambeth's request to wear shorts to school was denied - despite a surging United Kingdom heat wave - he and five of his teenage friends got creative.

Boys in Exeter, England, are donning skirts in a protest against their school's policy of banning shorts even in the hot summer. "None of the boys have been penalised - no one was put in isolation or detention for wearing a skirt".

The school also clarified that none of the boys who wore skirts in protest have been "penalised". They did. One boy told The Guardian newspaper he found the skirt to be, quote, "quite refreshing".

None of the boys involved in the protest will be punished, the statement added. "About 30 boys arrived at school this morning wearing school skirts".

"What we're hoping to do is get round the table and get Michael back to work, failing that, the chief executive of Watford General Hospital, [is] going to see her porters wearing dresses".

Wood claims he rolled up his black-coloured polyester pants to three-quarter-length on Wednesday - the hottest June day in the United Kingdom for 40 years - but was called to the office and asked to roll them down again.

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