Thursday, May 12, 2011
British schoolboy wears a skirt to school
How's this for a skirty protest?
A 12-year-old school boy from Cambridgeshire, England, was so unhappy about his school's policy of barring boys from wearing shorts in the summer, he showed up to school in a skirt.
Chris Whitehead claimed it was discriminatory that girls were allowed wear skirts during the hot weather and turned up to school wearing one to make his point..
It seemed Chris discovered a loophole in Impington Village College's uniform code, and decided to address 1,368 pupils at morning assembly while wearing a black skirt. As one does.
I don't recall my school allowing shorts in the hot weather, either. We just became more and more sweaty, which was fantastic for the development of science project grade acne on our faces.
But I would never have had the guts to show up to school wearing a skirt for fear of being branded a 'big girl's blouse.'
Clearly times have changed for the better.