A group of boys wore skirts to school after being told they couldn’t wear shorts despite temperatures of up to 89.6F (32C).
Year nine pupils at Poynton High School in Chesire, borrowed girls’ school skirts to challenge a policy that says they aren’t allowed to wear shorts – even though Britain is in the grip of a sizzling heatwave.
Parents have thrown their support behind the protest because it is ‘ridiculous’ that girls can wear skirts but boys are banned from having shorts as part of their uniform.
And even some of the staff at the school have shown their support for the youth activists telling them, ‘good for you it is ridiculous.’
The group of year nine pupils pose up in their skirts to challenge a policy that says they aren’t allowed to wear shorts
Cat Duncan, whose son Eddie, 13, attends Poynton High School in Cheshire and masterminded the plan, said the uniform policy should be changed.
The 45-year-old, from Stockport, said: ‘Shorts aren’t part of the uniform policy for anybody, girls or boys.
‘Even when it’s not particularly hot in this country when it does hit summer you want the flexibility to wear shorts.
‘Eddie decided that because the uniform policy is unisex, there was no reason why boys shouldn’t wear skirts.
‘So he said to some mates that they should just borrow some skirts from the girls and wear skirts t