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Young LADs Defy 'Shorts Ban' By Wearing Skirts To School

Young LADs Defy 'Shorts Ban' By Wearing Skirts To School

Around 30 young LADs have turned up for school in a skirt today as part of a protest against a 'shorts ban'.

Honestly, if it's not bus drivers, it's schoolkids. Just let the blokes wear shorts?! Why do companies seem to hate them so much? It's hot and no one wants their balls sticking to their leg.

Anyway, pupils from ISCA Academy in Exeter decided to wear skirts instead of trousers after the head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, 'jokingly' suggested it.

One of the LADs who took part in the protest told BBC: "We're not allowed to wear shorts, and I'm not sitting in trousers all day, it's a bit hot."


They went the whole hog and even shaved their legs for the stunt. Fair play.

So what exactly is the school's uniform policy? Well, it does seem a bit unfair. As it stands, male pupils can only wear trousers, while female pupils can choose between trousers and tartan skirts.

They can take their ties off (which is better than what my school allowed) but they have to carry them with them. They also state that shirts can be untucked in class but must be tucked in when they leave the classroom.

That all seems fair enough... apart from the trousers bit.


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One of the kids' mums, Claire Reeves, said: "I feel extremely proud of them all for standing up for their rights. People are always talking about equal right for males and females and school uniform shouldn't be any different."

Yeah, fair play to them. They're fighting the good fight. They might have to wear a skirt for a day, but their sacrifice will hopefully ensure that no boy in that school ever has to suffer with the confines of trousers on a hot summer's day ever again.


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It looks like the schoolkids' plan might have worked. Head teacher Aimee said: "We recognise that the last few days have been exceptionally hot and we are doing our utmost to enable both students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible.

"Shorts are not currently part of our uniform for boys and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families.

"However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future."


Just goes to show that a bit of creativity and sweet-talking girls to borrow their clothes for a day can have a massive impact. Well done to everyone involved.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Devon, Protest

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]