Schoolboy Sent Home For Wearing Shorts Turns Up To Class In Skirt
Another day, another school sending pupils home for wearing shorts.
In an ever-growing trend, one 16-year-old has decided to take a stand against the school's uniform rules and, after being sent home for wearing a pair of shorts, popped back in wearing a skirt.
Sixth-former Louis Fice wore shorts to his classes at Aberaeron High School during the recent warm spell we've had, but was quickly sent home by teachers for failing to adhere to the school's dress code.
So resourceful Louis asked one of his female friends if he could borrow a skirt from her - she agreed and this was the result:
Louis says he's now 'fighting for equality' at his school, as it's not fair that the girls can keep cool with bare legs and the boys can't.
He said: "Let's stop this inequality and get shorts in the dress code - it's 2018, not 1950.
"I got sent home Wednesday for wearing shorts because I was hot and my shorts are 'not in the dress code' yet girls were walking around in skirts.
"So to break the barrier I turned up in a skirt and was told by every teacher to change. I'm not just fighting for equality for boys, I'm fighting for equality across the board."
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Louis says that wearing trousers during the summer is uncomfortable and with a two-week long heatwave forecast, he's in for a rough time.
"When I asked why I couldn't wear a skirt to school, they said it was because I am a boy and can't wear a skirt," he said.
"Personally I identify as a male but I have a few trans friends. How dare they bracket me into a certain category because I look like a boy."
So Louis argued his point and after a '45-minute lecture' was told he could continue to wear the skirt, which he says he will until the rules change.
Owain Jones, the school's headteacher, said pupils are permitted to wear shorts in the summer with his say-so, but, he added, he hasn't granted that permission just yet.
"The school has always allowed pupils to wear shorts during very hot weather following announcements by the head teacher," he said.
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He also said that if Louis, or any other student wants to attempt to change the school's uniform they can speak to the school council.
Them's fighting words, sir.
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