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Skirting the issue: schoolboys attend class in skirts during heatwave

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By Euronews
Skirting the issue: schoolboys attend class in skirts during heatwave

<p>In an effort to stay cool, a group of British students have defied their school dress code as well as gender norms by wearing skirts to protest a rule against shorts.</p> <p>Julia, one the student’s parents said: “My son personally is coming home very, very hot kind of thing and he’s struggling at school and he’s quite irritable and stuff like that. So I think they should be able to wear shorts if they want to, I don’t see why that should be a problem. So I think in terms of them wearing skirts because that’s what they are allowed to wear I think that’s great, it’s brilliant to protest and say okay then if we are not allowed to wear that, then we will wear skirts. Good on ‘em.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boys at Isca Academy in Exeter wear skirts to school in protest at not being allowed to wear shorts in hot weather. <a href="https://t.co/XHrffnSQEN">pic.twitter.com/XHrffnSQEN</a></p>— Simon Hall (@SimonHallNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SimonHallNews/status/877794305766772736">22 juin 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>And most at the Exeter Academy seem to be on board.</p> <p>One boy said: “[Girls] are allowed to wear skirts all years round, they get cold legs and we have to sit there sweating.”</p> <p>And the female students are just as supportive. </p> <p>One said: “I think it’s good if they can’t wear shorts then they have to wear skirts. I don’t think it’s right for them to be told off for having hairy legs though.”</p> <p>With Wednesday marking the hottest June day for decades in Britain, these boys aren’t skirting the issue.</p>